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The Resource The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, James Arthur Levernier

The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, James Arthur Levernier

Label
The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900
Title
The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, James Arthur Levernier
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Language
eng
Summary
An American literary form that flourished from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, the Indian Captivity narrative has long fascinated readers on both sides of the Atlantic. These narratives - chronicling the unpredictable encounters between Native Americans and newcomers - number in the thousands. They encompass the factual as well as the fictional. And in their often negative portrayals of Native Americans, these narratives have aroused considerable controversy. Presenting a broad survey of these narratives and shedding much-needed light on their place in American culture and letters comes The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900, written by two scholars eminently well versed in their subject matter. In clear and straightforward writing, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola and James Arthur Levernier argue that these texts played a vital role in American culture, forming the first truly American literary form and revealing, in their racist subtexts, much about white America's fear of "otherness." With a focus on both the literary and the historical features of the narratives, the authors take a New Historicist approach, extending the accepted chronology to encompass texts written in the 1500s through the 1900s and representing most regions of the continental United States. Here readers will find references to hundreds of primary texts and commentary on texts, as well as expert treatment of such topics as the mythology surrounding the form, the narratives' images of Native Americans and of women, and Mary Rowlandson's well-known 1682 account. A highly accessible work that nevertheless retains its subject's complexity, The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900 - complemented by nine important illustrations - provides an ideal resource for high school and college students, and for general audiences
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1949-
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Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle
Dewey number
813.009/3520397
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E85
LC item number
.D47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Levernier, James
Series statement
Twayne's United States authors series
Series volume
TUSAS 605
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  • Indian captivities
  • American literature
  • Indian captivities
  • Captivity narratives
  • Indios de EE. UU.
  • American literature
  • Captivity narratives
  • Indian captivities
Label
The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, James Arthur Levernier
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805775334.pdf
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Note
"Twayne's United States authors series no. 622"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-215) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The captivity tradition in fact and fiction -- The mythology of the captivity narrative -- Images of Indians -- Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative -- Images of women -- The captivity narrative as usable past
Control code
ocm27144020
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780805775334
Lccn
92042189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o27144020
  • (OCoLC)27144020
Label
The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, James Arthur Levernier
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805775334.pdf
Publication
Note
"Twayne's United States authors series no. 622"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The captivity tradition in fact and fiction -- The mythology of the captivity narrative -- Images of Indians -- Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative -- Images of women -- The captivity narrative as usable past
Control code
ocm27144020
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780805775334
Lccn
92042189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27144020
  • (OCoLC)27144020

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