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The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America, John Demos

Label
The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America
Title
The unredeemed captive
Title remainder
a family story from early America
Statement of responsibility
John Demos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early morn of February 29, 1704, a French and Indian war party attacked the settlers of Deerfield, Mass. The episode achieved considerable notoriety in America and abroad, because the Indians managed to capture the eminent minister John Williams, his wife Eunice Mather Williams, and their five children. This Puritan family as well as more than a hundred of their good neighbors were now at the mercy of "savages:" French-speaking converts to Catholicism. Demos tells the story of the minister's captured daughter Eunice, who was seven years old at the time of the Deerfield incident and was adopted by a Mohawk family living at a Jesuit mission-fort near Montreal. Two and a half years later, when Reverend Williams was released and returned to Boston amid much public rejoicing, Eunice remained behind. And so began a decades-long effort, alternately hopeful and demoralizing for her kin, to retrieve her. Eventually, her father's worst fears were confirmed: Eunice was not being held against her will. On the contrary, she had forgotten how to speak English, had married a young Mohawk man, and could not be prevailed upon to return to Deerfield
Summary
Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145683
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demos, John
Dewey number
973.2/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Eunice
  • Williams family
  • Williams, John
  • Mohawk Indians
  • United States
  • Deerfield (Mass.)
  • Indian captivities
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a family story from early America
Label
The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America, John Demos
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 1994. New preface copyright 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [253-310]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14941892
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781582881928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65222623
  • (OCoLC)65222623
Label
The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America, John Demos
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 1994. New preface copyright 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [253-310]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14941892
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781582881928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65222623
  • (OCoLC)65222623

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