The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos
A Family Story from Early America

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Nominated for the National Book Award, this book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.

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About John Demos

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JOHN DEMOS is Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University and the foremost scholar of early American witchcraft. He is the author of Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England and The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America. He lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.
Published May 4, 2011 by Vintage. 338 pages
Genres: History, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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 From an obscure and isolated event, Demos (History/Yale), a Bancroft Prize-winning historian (Entertaining Satan, not reviewed) explodes the easy oppositions between Christian and savage, Indian and white, nature and civilization—oppositions on which the narrative of colonial American his...

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The armed conflicts of the 18th century between the English colonies in North America and the French settlements that stretched into Canada were fought with the support of Native American allies. Demo

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And despite the hopeful resolution to this story, we know only too well that the fears this raid instilled in the colonists set the pattern for their attitude towards all native tribes as the former Europeans followed what they believed to be their manifest destiny and headed west.

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