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Selected Secondary Bibliography on Mary Rowlandson and Captivity Narratives

Armstrong, Nancy, and Leonard Tennenhouse. “The American Origins of the English Novel.” American Literary History 4.3 (1992): 386-410. 

Armstrong, Nancy. "Captivity and Cultural Capital in the English Novel." Novel 31.3 (1998): 373-98.

Armstrong, Nancy, and Leonard Tennenhouse. The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life. Berkeley: U of California P, 1992. 

Baepler, Paul. “The Barbary Captivity Narrative in Early America.” Early American Literature 30.2 (1995): 95-120.

Baepler, Paul Michel. White Slaves, African Masters : An Anthology of American Barbary Captivity Narratives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Bauer, Ralph. “Creole Identities in Colonial Space: The Narratives of Mary White Rowlandson and Francisco Nuez de Pineda y Bascunan.” American Literature 69.4 (1997): 665-95.

Baum, Rosalie Murphy. “John Williams's Captivity Narrative: A Consideration of Normative Ethnicity.” A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America. Ed. Frank Shuffelton. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 56-76.

Benhayoun, Jamal Eddine. Narration, Navigation, and Colonialism : A Critical Account of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Narratives of Adventure and Captivity. Multiple Europes ; No.17. Brussels ; New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

Breitwieser, Mitchell Robert. American Puritanism and the Defense of Mourning: Religion, Grief, and Ethnology in Mary White Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1990.

Brooks, Joanna. "Held Captive by the Irish: Quaker Captivity Narratives in Frontier Pennsylvania." New Hibernia Review/Iris Éireannach Nua: A Quarterly Record of Irish Studies 8.3 (2004): 31-46.

Burnham, Michelle. “The Journey Between: Liminality and Dialogism in Mary White Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative.” Early American Literature 28.1 (1993): 60-75.

Burnham, Michelle. “Between England and America: Captivity, Sympathy, and the Sentimental Novel.” Cultural Institutions of the Novel. Ed. Deidre (ed. and introd.); Warner Lynch, William B. (ed. and introd.). Durham: Duke University Press, 1996. 47-72.

Burnham, Michelle. Captivity & Sentiment: Cultural Exchange in American Literature, 1682-1861.  Reencounters with Colonialism: New Perspectives on the Americas. Hanover, NH: UP of New England Dartmouth Coll., 1997.

Carroll, Lorrayne. “'My Outward Man': The Curious Case of Hannah Swarton.” Early American Literature 31.1 (1996): 45-73.

Carroll, Lorrayne. Rhetorical Drag : Gender Impersonation, Captivity, and the Writing of History. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2007.

Castiglia, Christopher. “In Praise of Extra-Vagant Women: Hope Leslie and the Captivity Romance.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 6.2 (1989): 3-16.

Castiglia, Christopher. Bound and Determined: Captivity, Culture-Crossing, and White Womanhood from Mary Rowlandson to Patty Hearst. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996. 

Colley, Linda. Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850. New York: Anchor, 2004.

Cummins, June. “The Resisting Monkey: 'Curious George,' Slave Captivity Narratives, and the Postcolonial Condition.” Ariel 28.1 (1997): 69-83.

Davis, Margaret H. “Mary White Rowlandson's Self-Fashioning as Puritan Goodwife.” Early American Literature 27.1 (1992): 49-60.

Demos, John. The Unredeemed Captive : A Family Story from Early America. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

Derounian, Kathryn Zabelle. "A Note on Mary (White) Rowlandson's English Origins." Early American Literature 24.1 (1989): 70-72. [See corrections to this article in EAL 25 (305-306)]

Derounian, Kathryn Zabelle. “Puritan Orthodoxy and the 'Survivor Syndrome' in Mary Rowlandson's Indian Captivity Narrative.” Early American Literature 22.1 (1987): 82-93.

Derounian, Kathryn Zabelle. “The Publication, Promotion, and Distribution of Mary Rowlandson's Indian Captivity Narrative in the Seventeenth Century.” Early American Literature 23.3 (1988): 239-261.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle. “The Indian Captivity Narratives of Mary Rowlandson and Olive Oatman: Case Studies in the Continuity, Evolution, and Exploitation of Literary Discourse.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 27.1 (1994): 33-46.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle. "Captivity Narratives." Teaching the Literatures of Early America. Ed. Carla Mulford. Options for Teaching. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 1999. 243-55.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle. “The Gendering of American Fiction: Susanna Rowson to Catharine Sedgwick.” Making America/Making American Literature. Eds. A. Robert Lee and W. M. Verhoeven. DQR Studies in Literature. Series No: 18. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996. 165-81.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, and James A. Levernier. The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900. New York: Twayne, 1993.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, ed. Women's Indian Captivity Narratives. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Dietrich, Deborah J. “Mary Rowlandson's Great Declension.” Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 24.5 (1995): 427-39.

Downing, David. "'Streams of Scripture Comfort': Mary Rowlandson's Typological Use of the Bible." Early American Literature 15 (1980): 252-59.

Ebersole, Gary L. Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity. Charlottesville: U Press of Virginia, 1995. 

Ellison, Julie. “Race and Sensibility in the Early Republic: Ann Eliza Bleecker and Sarah Wentworth.” American Literature 65.3 (1993): 445-74.

Faery, Rebecca Blevins. Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation. Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma P, 1999.
Fickes, Michael L. "'They Could Not Endure That Yoke': The Captivity of Pequot Women and Children after the War of 1637." New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters 73.1 (2000): 58-81.

Fitzpatrick, Tara. “The Figure of Captivity: The Cultural Work of the Puritan Captivity Narrative.” American Literary History 3.1 (1991): 1-26.

Foster, William Henry. The Captors' Narrative : Catholic Women and Their Puritan Men on the Early American Frontier. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.

George, Susanne. “Nineteenth Century Native American Autobiography as Captivity Narrative.” Heritage of the Great Plains 30.1 (1997): 33-48.

Greene, David L. “New Light on Mary Rowlandson.” Early American Literature 20.1 (1985): 24-38.

Hartman, James D. “Providence Tales and the Indian Captivity Narrative: Some Transatlantic Influences on Colonial Puritan Discourse.” Early American Literature 32.1 (1997): 66-81.

Haselstein, Ulla. "Puritans and Praying Indians: Versions of Transculturation in Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative (1682)." Missions of Interdependence: A Literary Directory. Ed. Gerhard Stilz. Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English. Asnel Papers. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2002. 3-14.

Henwood, Dawn. "Mary Rowlandson and the Psalms: The Textuality of Survival." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 169-86. 

Howe, Susan. The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1993.

Keitel, Evelyne. "Captivity Narratives and the Power of Horror: Eunice Williams and Mary Jemison, Captives Unredeemed." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, V. Ed. Kevin L. --Battigelli Cope, Anna. New York, NY: Ams, 2000. 275-97. 

Kestler, Frances Roe. The Indian Captivity Narrative: A Woman's View. New York: Garland, 1990.

Kolodny, Annette. “Among the Indians: The Uses of Captivity.” New York Times Book Review 1993, Jan 31 1993: 1, 26-28.

Kolodny, Annette. The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984. (Rowlandson, Dustan, Swarton, "Panther Captivity," Jemison)

Lepore, Jill. The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 

Levernier, James A. “The Captivity Narrative as Children's Literature.” Markham Review 8 (1979): 54-59.

Logan, Lisa. “Mary Rowlandson's Captivity and the 'Place' of the Woman Subject.” Early American Literature 28.3 (1993): 255-77.

Lougheed, Pamela. "'Then Began He to Rant and Threaten': Indian Malice and Individual Liberty in Mary Rolandson's Captivity Narrative." American Literature 74.2 (2002): 287-313.

Lowance, Mason I., Jr. “Biography and Autobiography.” Columbia Literary History of the United States. Ed. Emory (gen. ed. Elliott, pref. & introd.); Banta, Martha (assoc. ed.); Martin, Terence (assoc. ed.); Minter, David (assoc. ed.); Perloff, Marjorie (assoc. ed.); Shea, Daniel  B. (assoc. ed.); Baker, Houston A. (advisory ed.); Baym, Nina (advisory ed.); Bercovitch, Sacvan (advisor. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. 67-82.

Marienstras, Elise. "Depictions of White Children in Captivity Narratives." American Studies International 40.3 (2002): 33-.

McCafferty, Kate. “Palimpsest of Desire: The Re-Emergence of the American Captivity Narrative as Pulp Romance.” Journal of Popular Culture 27.4 (1994): 43-56.

Medlicott, Alexander, Jr. “'For the Instruction of the Young': The Deerfield Captivity Narratives.” Children's Literature 12 (1984): 25-46.

Minter, David L. "By Dens of Lions: Notes on Stylization in Early Puritan Captivity Narratives." American Literature 45.3 (1973): 335-47.

Namias, June. White Captives: Gender and Authority on the American Frontier.  University of North Carolina Press, 1993. 

Washburn, Wilcomb E., ed. Narratives of North American Indian Captivities. New York: Garland, 1975-. From the Heath Anthology site: "Offers offers facsimile reprints of 311 such narratives dating from the late seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century."

Neubauer, Paul. "Indian Captivity in American Children's Literature: A Pre-Civil War Set of Stereotypes." Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature 25.1 (2001): 70-80.

Oakes, Karen. “We Planted, Tended and Harvested Our Corn: Gender, Ethnicity, and Transculturation in A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison.” Women and Language 18.1 (1995): 45-51.

Pearce, Roy Harvey. "The Significance of the Captivity Narrative." American Literature 29 (March 1947): 1-20.

Pitcher, E. W. “The Un-American Fiction of The American Moral & Sentimental Magazine, with a Comment on the 'Captivity Narrative'.” Early American Literature 14 (1979): 312-15.

Popkin, Jeremy D. "Facing Racial Revolution: Captivity Narratives and Identity in the Saint-Domingue Insurrection." Eighteenth-Century Studies 36.4 (2003): 511-.

Potter, Tiffany. "Writing Indigenous Femininity: Mary Rowlandson's Narrative of Captivity." Eighteenth-Century Studies 36.2 (2003): 153-.

Pratt, Amy. "The Pleasure of Being Lost: 'the Panther Captivity' and the Metaphysics of Commerce." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 34.1 (2001): 1-18.

Ragland, Cynthia L. "Urban Captivity Narratives: The Literature of the Yellow Fever Epidemics of the 1790s." Colonial and Postcolonial Incarceration. Ed. Graeme Harper: Continuum, New York, NY Pagination: 86-104, 2001. x, 264.

Ramsey, Colin. “Cannibalism and Infant Killing: A System of 'Demonizing' Motifs in Indian Captivity Narratives.” CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 24.1 (1994): 55-68.

Reid, Bethany. "Narrative of the Captivity and Redemption of Roger Prynne: Rereading the Scarlet Letter." Studies in the Novel 33.3 (2001): 247-67.

Saillant, John. “'Remarkably Emancipated from Bondage, Slavery, and Death': An African American Retelling of the Puritan Captivity Narrative, 1820.” Early American Literature 29.2 (1994): 122-40.

Salisbury, Neal. "Contextualizing Mary Rowlandson: Native Americans, Lancaster and the Politics of Captivity." Early America Re-Explored: New Readings in Colonial, Early National, and Antebellum Culture. Ed. Klaus H. --Fleischman Schmidt, Fritz. Early American Literature and Culture through the American Renaissance. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2000. 107-50. 

Sayre, Gordon M. "A Bridging between Two Worlds: John Tanner as American Indian Autobiographer." American Literary History 11.3 (1999): 480-99.

Schaffer, Kay, and D'Arcy Randall. "Transglobal Translations: The Eliza Fraser and Rachel Plummer Captivity Narratives." Colonial and Postcolonial Incarceration. Ed. Graeme Harper: Continuum, New York, NY Pagination: 105-23, 2001. x, 264.

Scheick, William J. Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

Schultz, Nancy Lusignan. "'a Severe and Proud Dame She Was': Weetamoo and the Mother Superior as Female Antagonists in Captivity Narratives by Mary Rowlandson and Rebecca Reed." Literary Calvinism and Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors. Ed. Michael Schuldiner. Studies in Puritan American Spirituality (Spas) Number: 6: Mellen, Lewiston, NY Pagination: 71-99, 1997. 264.

Sewell, David R. "'So Unstable and Like Mad Men They Were': Language and Interpretation in Early American Captivity Narratives." A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America. Ed. Frank Shuffelton: Oxford UP, New York Pagination: 39-55, 1993. viii, 286.

Shapiro, Stephen. "Mass African Suicide and the Rise of Euro-American Sentimentalism: Equiano's and Stevenson's Tales of the Semi-Periphery." Revolutions and Watersheds: Transatlantic Dialogues, 1775-1815. Ed. W. M. (ed. and preface)--Kautz Verhoeven, Beth Dolan (ed. and preface). Studies in Literature. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 1999. 123-44. 

Schultz, Nancy Lusignan. “'A Severe and Proud Dame She Was': Weetamoo and the Mother Superior as Female Antagonists in Captivity Narratives by Mary Rowlandson and Rebecca Reed.” Literary Calvinism and Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors. Ed. Michael Schuldiner. Studies in Puritan American Spirituality (SPAS). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1997. 71-99.

Sewell, David R. “'So Unstable and Like Mad Men They Were': Language and Interpretation in Early American Captivity Narratives.” A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America. Ed. Frank Shuffelton. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 39-55.

Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration Through Violence (1973). 

Slotkin, Richard, and James Folsom. So Dreadful a Judgment. Connecticut: Wesleyan U P, 1978. 

Snader, Joe. Caught between Worlds: British Captivity Narratives in Fact and Fiction. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 2000.

Stanford, Ann.  "Mary Rowlandson's Journey to Redemption." Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 7 (1976): 27-37.

Stern, Julia. “To Represent Afflicted Time: Mourning as Historiography.” American Literary History 5.2 (1993): 378-88.

Strong, Pauline Turner. Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999. 

Sturma, Michael. "Aliens and Indians: A Comparison of Abduction and Captivity Narratives." Journal of Popular Culture 36.2 (2002): 318-34.

Tackach, James. Slave Narratives. Greenhaven Press Companion to Literary Movements and Genres. San Diego, CA.: Greenhaven Press, 2001.

Teorey, Matthew. "Sir Ernest Shackleton's Miraculous Escape from Antarctica as Captivity Narrative: 'the Grip of the Ice'." English Literature in Transition (1880-1920) 47.3 (2004): 273-91.

Thorne, Melvin J. “Fainters and Fighters: Images of Women in the Indian Captivity Narratives.” Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought 23.4 (1982): 426-436.

Tinnemeyer, Andrea. Identity Politics of the Captivity Narrative after 1848. Lincoln, NE : U of Nebraska P, 2006.

Toulouse, Teresa A. "'American Puritanism' and Mary White Rowlandson's Narrative." Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization. Ed. Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2000. 137-58. 

Toulouse, Teresa A. “Mary Rowlandson and the 'Rhetoric of Ambiguity'.” Sacvan Bercovitch and The Puritan Imagination. Ed. Michael Schuldiner. Studies in Puritan American Spirituality (SPAS), Lewiston, NY. Series No: 3. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1992. 21-52.

Toulouse, Teresa A. “'My Own Credit': Strategies of (E)valution in Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative.” American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 64.4 (1992): 655-76.

Toulouse, Teresa. "The Sovereignty and Goodness of God in 1682: Royal Authority, Female Captivity, and 'Creole' Male Identity." Elh 67.4 (2000): 925-49.

Vaughan, Alden T., and Edward W. Clark, eds.  Puritans Among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1981.

Vaughan, Alden. The New England Frontier. Boston: Little, Brown, 1965. F7.V3

Vaughan, Alden T., and Daniel K. Richter. "Crossing the Cultural Divide:Indians and New Englanders, 1605-1763." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 90 (1980): 23-99.

Van Der Beets, Richard. Held Captive by Indians: Selected Narratives 1642-1836. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1973. 

VanDerBeets, Richard. “The Indian Captivity Narrative as Ritual.” American Literature 43 (1972): 548-62.

VanDerBeets, Richard. “A Surfeit of Style: The Indian Captivity Narrative as Penny Dreadful.” Research Studies 39 (1971): 297-306.

VanDerBeets, Richard. “'A Thirst for Empire': The Indian Captivity Narrative as Propaganda.” Research Studies 40 (1972): 207-15.

Vitkus, Daniel J. "The Circulation of Bodies: Slavery, Maritime Commerce and English Captivity Narratives in the Early Modern Period." Colonial and Postcolonial Incarceration. Ed. Graeme Harper: Continuum, New York, NY Pagination: 23-37, 2001. x, 264.

Vitkus, Daniel J., and Nabil Matar. Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England. New York, NY : Columbia UP, 2001.

Wesley, Marilyn C. “Moving Targets: The Travel Text in A Narrative of the Capitivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.Essays in Literature 23.1 (1996): 42-57.

Weyler, Karen A. "Captivity Narratives." The History of Southern Women's Literature. Eds. Carolyn Perry, Mary Louise Weaks and Doris Betts. Southern Literary Studies (Slst): Louisiana State UP, Baton Rouge, LA Pagination: 25-31, 2002. xii, 689.

White, Lonnie J. "White Women Captives of Southern Plains Indians, 1866-1875." Journal of the West 8 (1969): 327-54.

Wiget, Andrew. "Wonders of the Visible World: Changing Images of the Wilderness in Captivity Narratives." The Westering Experience in American Literature: Bicentennial Essays. Eds. Merrill Lewis and L. L. Lee: Bureau for Faculty Research, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, WA Pagination: 69-84, 1977. 224.

Williams, Daniel E., and Christina Riley Brown. Liberty's Captives : Narratives of Confinement in the Print Culture of the Early Republic : The Jefferson City Editorial Project. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006.

Woidat, Caroline M. "Puritan Daughters and 'Wild' Indians: Elizabeth Oakes Smith's Narratives of Domestic Captivity." Legacy 18.1 (2001): 21-34.

Woodard, Maureen L. “Female Captivity and the Deployment of Race in Three Early American Texts.” Papers on Language and Literature 32.2 (1996): 115-46.

Zanger, Jules. “Living on the Edge: Indian Captivity Narrative and Fairy Tale.” CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 13.2 (1984): 123-132.

Zanger, Jules. “Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative as Confessional Literature: 'After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?'.” American Studies in Scandinavia 27.2 (1995): 142-52.

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