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A Family Story from Early America

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On Sale: May 04, 2011
Pages: 336 | ISBN: 978-0-307-79069-9
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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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John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University. His previous books includeThe Unredeemed Captive, which won the Francis Parkman Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Entertaining Satan, which won the Bancroft Prize. He lives in Tyringham, MA.
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"A masterpiece...recovering for us the poignant story of lives and families shattered and then painfully knitted together again in the complex cultural encounters between English, French, and Mohawk peoples in eighteenth-century America. There is nothing quite like it in our literature. It is a stunning achievement that should change forever the way we write and tell stories about the American past."--William Cronon

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WINNER 1995 Francis Parkman Prize
FINALIST 1994 National Book Awards
FINALIST 1994 National Book Critics Circle Awards

  • The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos
  • March 28, 1995
  • History
  • Vintage
  • $16.00
  • 9780679759614

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