THE REDEEMED CAPTIVE. Edited by Edward W. Clark by WILLIAMS,…

THE REDEEMED CAPTIVE. Edited by Edward W. Clark

Amhert: University of Massachusetts Press, 1976. Light green cloth. pp (6), 138. Notes. Small sticker stain and faint rubber stamp on front free endpaper, else fine in VG jacket (small chip and foxing spots to rear panel, foxing to edges of flaps). The Rev. Williams and his family were captured by the French and Indians during the Deerfield Massacre of 1704. His wife and two of the children were slain and the and his surviving children were marched 300 miles through deep snow to Quebec, where they held for over two and a half years before being released. But one daughter stayed behind, became a Catholic, and later married a Mohawk. One of the central documents of the Puritan frontier experience during the French and Indian War. "One of the most famous and most popular captivity narratives. As a powerful picture of Indian cruelty, ranks next to the Rowlandson captivity narrative." [Howes W-461].

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