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The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679759614
ISBN-10 0679759611
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Francis Parkman Prize.

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 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.

Out of this incident, The Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gilfs of culture and belief, and sometimes crossed over.

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Hardcover
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1994)
9780394557823 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 1995)
9780679759614 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children.

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