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Mary Rowlandson

(c. 1635—1678) colonist in America and author

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beauty

beauty  

The central place of beauty in Plato's thought is witnessed in the Dialogues Phaedrus and Symposium. The perception of beauty induces anamnesis, a recollection of previous acquaintance with the ...
Captivity Narrative

Captivity Narrative  

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Account of kidnapping by Indians of white persons, usually women, taken by long journeys into the wilderness. The tale of Mary Rowlandson (1682), the earliest example, is representative of New ...
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 ...
fashion

fashion  

A currently accepted or popular style in a given field. Fashion, that is, apparel, accessories, and jewellery, is a huge industry in its own right. Marketing the fashion apparel of a haute ...
Frontier Writing

Frontier Writing  

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Because frontier literature begins with the first encounters by Europeans with the New World and continues well beyond the official closing of the frontier in 1890, and because every part ...
identity

identity  

All of us agree with Joseph Butler that everything is what it is and not another thing. The difficulty is to know when we have one thing and not two. A rule for telling this is a principle of ...
Indians

Indians  

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In addition to creating literary works of their own, like the Walam Olum, appear in American literature from the time of the earliest exploration and colonization, e.g. in Captain John Smith's ...
marriage

marriage  

Marriage is a lottery proverbial saying, mid 17th century, referring either to one's choice of partner, or more generally to the element of chance involved in how a marriage will turn out.Marriage of ...
motherhood

motherhood  

GreekWomen were deemed to have a right to marriage and children. Physicians maintained that intercourse and childbirth were necessary to female health and prescribed pregnancy to cure pathological ...
New England Women's Writing

New England Women's Writing  

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New Englanders dominated the first three hundred years of American women's literature. Of the approximately twelve hundred writers in American Women Writers, a quarter grew up and/or resided for a ...
Rowlandson, Mary [White]

Rowlandson, Mary [White] (1635–c.1678)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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(c.1635–c.1678),

daughter of John White, an early settler and wealthy proprietor of Lancaster, Mass., in 1656 married

Susan Howe

Susan Howe  

(1937– ),American poet, born in Ireland, raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts; she became a visual artist in New York in the 1960s, working increasingly with texts, until a decision in the ...

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