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Allegories of encounter : colonial literacy and Indian captivities /
Andrew Newman.
imprint
Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
description
vi, 222 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1469643456, 1469647648, 9781469643458, 9781469643465, 9781469647647
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imprint
Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
isbn
1469643456
1469647648
9781469643458
9781469643465
9781469647647
abstract
"Presenting an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to colonial America's best-known literary genre, Andrew Newman analyzes depictions of reading, writing, and recollecting texts in Indian captivity narratives. While histories of literacy and colonialism have emphasized the experiences of Native Americans, as students in missionary schools or as parties to treacherous treaties, captivity narratives reveal what literacy meant to colonists among Indians. Colonial captives treasured the written word in order to distinguish themselves from their Native captors and to affiliate with their distant cultural communities. Their narratives suggest that Indians recognized this value, sometimes with benevolence: repeatedly, they presented colonists with books"--
catalogue key
12022440
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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