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The Captive’s Lament: Reinterpreting Rowlandson’s Narrative

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter presents a nuanced close reading of The Sovereignty and Goodness of God . . . A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, framed within Indigenous geographies. ... More


Bewildered Sympathy

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Sovereignty and Goodness of God reveals not just how Puritans used fellow feeling to build up, define, and bind together their communities, but also how sympathy could break down the very ... More


Subject Female Authorizing an American Identity

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

in This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832967
eISBN:
9781469600390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807832967.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how European American women helped construct European Americans as true Americans and Native Americans as savages. They did so in three distinct moves: by assuming the role of ... More


Rowlandson’s Captivity, Interpreted by God

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents an “inside out” reading of Mary Rowlandson’s famous narrative of her captivity during King Philip’s War, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682). It focuses on nine passages ... More


Counting in King Philip’s War

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter Three argues that counting population numbers was central to the ways in which second-generation Anglo-Americans wrote about wars of territorial expansion. It shows how English settler ... More


Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Abram Van Engen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. It revises dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenges the ... More


Introduction

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Beginning with a scene from Edward Winslow’s Good News From New England, this chapter introduces key methodologies and contexts. It introduces central figures, including Weetamoo, James Printer, and ... More


Neither Here nor There: Grief and Absence in Emerson’s “Experience”

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the themes of grief and absence in Emerson’s well-known essay “Experience.” The essay is interpreted not as “representing grief” (as in Sharon Cameron’s famous reading) but ... More


Interlude: Nashaway: Nipmuc Country, 1643−1674

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This Interude provides an account of the colonization of Nashaway, a fertile intervale at the crossroads of Indigenous trails, which became the English colonial town of Lancaster, Massachusetts. It ... More


Interlude: “My Children Are Here and I Will Stay”: Menimesit, January 1676

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This interlude narrates the journey of Job Kattenanit, James Printer’s brother, to Menimesit as a scout and spy for Massachusetts colony. The chapter relies on a careful reading of Job’s petition, ... More


Psalm 137 as a Site of Encounter

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

References to the famous 137th Psalm (“by the rivers of Babylon”) by colonial captives such as Mary Rowlandson, Isaac Jogues, John Williams, and Elizabeth Hanson are different from those of other ... More


Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More


Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes representations of reading, writing, and recollecting texts – “literacy events” – in early America’s best-known literary genre. Captivity narratives reveal how colonial captives ... More


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