Mary Rowlandson publishes an account of her captivity among Indians

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note


In 1682 The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson was published. The book was colonist Mary Rowlandson's (1637 - 1710) account of her 11 week captivity by Native Americans, detailing murder, the death of one of her children, and her enduring religious faith in the face of harsh conditions and depression. It was widely read by her contemporaries.

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  1. First Peoples in North America