The Resource Providence tales and the birth of American literature, James D. Hartman

Providence tales and the birth of American literature, James D. Hartman

Label
Providence tales and the birth of American literature
Title
Providence tales and the birth of American literature
Statement of responsibility
James D. Hartman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In colonial America, tales about the capture of English settlers by Native American war parties and the captives' subsequent suffering and privations were wildly popular among readers. In these captivity narratives, writers such as Mary Rowlandson, Jonathan Dickinson, and John Williams told autobiographical stories that combined images of brutal violence with examples of spiritual fortitude. In their accounts, as well as in similar and equally popular tales of witchcraft, exploration, and shipwreck, lie the roots of a uniquely American literature, providing distinct patterns for later writers, from James Fenimore Cooper to Herman Melville
  • In Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature, James D. Hartman uncovers the genesis of the captivity narrative in the English providence tale and its transformation in the seventeenth century. Exploring the cultural context in which both English providence tales and their American counterparts emerged - focusing in particular on the influence of religious, scientific, and literary developments during this critical period - Hartman offers a provocative reassessment of the origins of American literature
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartman, James D
Index
index present
LC call number
PS195.P76
LC item number
H37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Providence and government of God in literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Geographical discoveries in literature
  • Indian captivities
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Shipwrecks in literature
  • Witchcraft in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Providence divine dans la littérature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature américaine
  • Découvertes géographiques dans la littérature
  • Prisonniers des Indiens d'Amérique
  • Surnaturel dans la littérature
  • Naufrages dans la littérature
  • Sorcellerie dans la littérature
  • Amerikaans
  • Letterkunde
  • Voorzienigheid
  • Engels
  • Gevangenschap
  • Littérature américaine
  • Providence dans la littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Découvertes géographiques
  • Naufrages
  • Sorcellerie
  • Hexe <Motiv>
  • Vorsehung <Motiv>
  • Märchen
  • Erzählung
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Geographical discoveries in literature
  • Indian captivities
  • Providence and government of God in literature
  • Shipwrecks in literature
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Witchcraft in literature
  • Neuengland
  • Großbritannien
  • Indianer <Motiv>
  • United States
Label
Providence tales and the birth of American literature, James D. Hartman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Birth of the Indian Captivity Narrative
  • 1.
  • Remapping Colonial Discourse from Providence Tale to Indian Captivity Narrative
  • 2.
  • The Providence Tale in England, 1597-1697
  • 3.
  • Witchcraft Relations in England and on the Continent, 1484-1697
  • 4.
  • Providence Tales in the New World: New England Witchcraft Narratives, 1684-1702
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801860270
Lccn
98036542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39606348
  • (OCoLC)ocm39606348
Label
Providence tales and the birth of American literature, James D. Hartman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Birth of the Indian Captivity Narrative
  • 1.
  • Remapping Colonial Discourse from Providence Tale to Indian Captivity Narrative
  • 2.
  • The Providence Tale in England, 1597-1697
  • 3.
  • Witchcraft Relations in England and on the Continent, 1484-1697
  • 4.
  • Providence Tales in the New World: New England Witchcraft Narratives, 1684-1702
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801860270
Lccn
98036542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39606348
  • (OCoLC)ocm39606348

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