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Captivity Narrative

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
158 words

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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,201 words

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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
810 words

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

Captivity Narratives, Indian.

Captivity Narratives, Indian.   Reference library

Charles L. Cohen

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
578 words
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
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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
170 words

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

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