43.351 Captivity Narratives and Colonial Societies

Captivity Narratives and Colonial Societies

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37722
Status Active

The long sequence of military conflicts in New England at the turn of the eighteenth century led to an equally long sequence of accounts describing the experiences of English colonists taken captive by Native American or French military forces. While these narratives remain the best known examples of this particular literary genre in the United States, this class will explore the multitude of ways in which the captivity narrative was used in colonial North America by people of different races and cultures.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 43.111 United States History to 1877.