Puritans Among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption, 1676-1724

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Alden T. Vaughan, Edward W Clark
Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages
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These eight reports by white settlers held captive by Indians gripped the imagination not only of early settlers but also of American writers through our history. "Puritans among the Indians" presents, in modern spelling, the best of the New England narratives. These both delineate the social and ideological struggle between the captors and the settlers, and constitute a dramatic rendition of the Puritans' spiritual struggle for redemption.
 

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Contents

MARY ROWLANDSON THE SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS OF GOD
31
QUENTIN STOCKWELLS RELATION OF HIS CAPTIVITY AND REDEMPTION REPORTED BY INCREASE MATHER
79
JOHN GYLES MEMOIRS OF ODD ADVENTURES STRANGE DELIVERANCES ETC
93
COTTON MATHER NEW ASSAULTS FROM THE INDIANS AND THE CONDITION OF THE CAPTIVES
135
A NARRATIVE OF HANNAH SWARTON CONTAINING WONDERFUL PASSAGES RELATING TO HER CAPTIVITY AND DELIVERANCE R...
147
COTTON MATHER A NARRATIVE OF HANNAH DUSTANS NOTABLE DELIVERANCE FROM CAPTIVITY
161
RETURNING TO ZION
167
ELIZABETH HANSON GODS MERCY SURMOUNTING MANS CRUELTY
229
BIBLIOGRAPHY
247
INDEX
269
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Page 40 - Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
Page 43 - Thus saith the Lord ; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord ; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
Page 42 - I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

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Alden T. Vaughan, "Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Puritan Tradition in America, 1620-1730, NewEngland's Prospect, and Puritans among the Indians.

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