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The Resource White captives : gender and ethnicity on the American frontier, June Namias

White captives : gender and ethnicity on the American frontier, June Namias

Label
White captives : gender and ethnicity on the American frontier
Title
White captives
Title remainder
gender and ethnicity on the American frontier
Statement of responsibility
June Namias
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
White Captives offers a new analysis of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier. June Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolution, and the Civil War are commentaries on the uncertain boundaries of gender, race, and culture. She demonstrates that these captivity materials, which most often feature as victims white women and children (the most vulnerable members of their communities), vividly portray anxieties about gender and ethnicity on the frontier and in American society. Namias begins by comparing the experiences and representations of male and female captives over time and on successive frontiers, from colonial New England to mid-nineteenth-century Minnesota, and explores how the stories transformed victims of historical circumstance into heroes and heroines. She then uses the narratives of three captives - Jane McCrea, Mary Jemison, and Sarah Wakefield - as case studies, arguing that they describe the fears of sexual contact between native cultures and white settlers and illustrate issues of female survival, independence, and competence. Moreover, she finds that these and other stories also reflect the major role of women and children in the migration process. According to Namias, both the historical reality and the reworked tales of capture offered white Americans new ways of looking at gender and ethnic relations by contrasting their own roles and value with those presumed to be Indian. Thus, while elements of horror, propaganda, mythmaking, and ethnographic documentary characterized the accounts, captivity materials served a larger purpose by providing a framework for notions of gender and cultural conflict on the frontier
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Namias, June
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E85
LC item number
.N34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCrea, Jane
  • Jemison, Mary
  • Wakefield, Sarah F
  • Wakefield, Sarah F
  • McCrea, Jane
  • Jemison, Mary
  • Wakefield, Sarah F
  • Jemison, Mary
  • McCrea, Jane
  • Wakefield, Sarah F
  • Indian captivities
  • Ethnicity
  • Indians of North America
  • Prisonniers des Indiens d'Amérique
  • Ethnicité
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Ethnicity
  • Indian captivities
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • Ethnicity
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian captivities
  • United States
  • Blanken
  • Indianen
  • Gevangenen
  • Gefangener
  • Indianer
  • Weibliche Gefangene
  • Weiße
  • USA
  • Indiens
  • Ethnicité
  • Indiens
  • Prisonniers des Indiens
  • Amérindien (peuple)
  • ethnicité
  • Amérindien (peuple)
  • Amérindien (peuple)
  • Amérindien (peuple)
  • Gefangener
  • Weibliche Gefangene
  • Indianer
  • Weiße
  • USA
Label
White captives : gender and ethnicity on the American frontier, June Namias
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780807820797.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-366) 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
White actors on a field of red. White women held captive ; White men held captive ; Exploring sexual boundaries -- Women in times of change. Jane McCrea and the American Revolution ; Mary Jemison: the evolution of one captive's story ; Sarah Wakefield and the Dakota War -- Women and children first
Control code
ocm26724061
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780807820797
Lccn
92031235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26724061
  • (OCoLC)26724061
Label
White captives : gender and ethnicity on the American frontier, June Namias
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780807820797.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-366) 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
White actors on a field of red. White women held captive ; White men held captive ; Exploring sexual boundaries -- Women in times of change. Jane McCrea and the American Revolution ; Mary Jemison: the evolution of one captive's story ; Sarah Wakefield and the Dakota War -- Women and children first
Control code
ocm26724061
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780807820797
Lccn
92031235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26724061
  • (OCoLC)26724061

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