Colonial American Travel Narratives - Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Preface and Removes 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Preface and Removes 1-3 Summary and Analysis

The first narrative presented is that of Mary Rowlandson, and is entitled, in full, "A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, A minister's wife in New-England." The narrative is prefaced with a historical note explaining how on February 10, 1676, the Massachusetts village of Lancaster was attacked by Native Americans in a battle over and known as King Philip's War which would continue until the colonists had virtually driven the Natives out of New England. Rowlandson was born in England around 1636. She has three children, Joseph, Mary and Sarah who are captured along with her. Mary's husband, John, was away in Boston to ask for more protection. He returned to find most of the houses burned and his wife and three children...

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