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Activism

Activism  

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In the literature of American women writers can be discussed on many levels. A literary text can accomplish the work of raising political consciousness and inspiring political action, thereby having ...
autobiography

autobiography  

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In its modern form, may be taken as writing that purposefully and self‐consciously provides an account of the author's life and incorporates feeling and introspection as well as empirical detail. In ...
Captivity Narrative

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of

Captivity Narratives

Captivity Narratives   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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Historically, men have written of their heroic battles, struggles, and trailblazing adventures. For women, the struggle was more often with

Captivity narratives

Captivity narratives   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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refer to accounts of Europeans detained by, or residing with, non-European peoples. By the eighteenth century, the captivity (and survival)

Captivity Narrative

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of ...

Captivity Narratives, Indian.

Captivity Narratives, Indian.   Reference library

Charles L. Cohen

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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An archetypal genre recounting an innocent's descent into, and redemption from, an alien world, Indian captivity narratives were both a product and a representation of the American ... More
Colonialism

Colonialism  

[CP]A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts of the USA. ...
Daughters

Daughters  

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In a creole culture, where marriage outside a group invariably threatens that group's ties to the country of origin, daughters are especially problematic. To maintain an English identity in North ...
Early National Writing

Early National Writing  

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Shortly after the Constitution reached its ratification vote, George Washington wrote on 31 August 1788 to Annis Boudinot Stockton, a well-known New Jersey poet and longtime supporter, “The ...
Eliza Fraser

Eliza Fraser  

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(?1798–1858)was the wife of James Fraser, captain of the Stirling Castle, a ship that was wrecked on Swain Reef near Rockhampton, Queensland, in May 1836. The survivors of the ...
Exploration Narratives

Exploration Narratives  

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In the history of American literary criticism, exploration narratives traditionally referred to writings by men of European descent who explored the New World frontier from its earliest existence in ...
Literature, Popular.

Literature, Popular.  

Although Native American and African-American cultures of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had rich and varied traditions of oral narrative, the first popular printed literature in what is ...
Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson  

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(c.1635–c.1678),daughter of John White, an early settler and wealthy proprietor of Lancaster, Mass., in 1656 married Joseph Rowlandson, a Congregational minister. During King Philip's War, when the ...
rape

rape  

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See heterosexuality; hubris; Sabini; sexuality; and E. M. Harris, Classical Quarterly 1990; S. Cole, Classical Philology 1984; S. Deacy and K. Pierce, Rape in Antiquity (1997).
slave Narratives

slave Narratives  

A written account by an escaped or freed slave of his or her experiences of slavery. A special American form of autobiography, the slave narrative appeared as an important kind of abolitionist ...
Susannah Willard Johnson

Susannah Willard Johnson  

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(1729–1810), captivity narrative author.Johnson's A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson (1796) went through ten editions in the fifty years following its initial publication. A poignant tale ...
Wild white man

Wild white man  

Was a nineteenth-century term used to describe white men who lived in the bush, usually with some degree of contact with Aborigines. The first ‘wild white man’ is believed to ...

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