Colonial American Travel Narratives Setting & Symbolism

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Colonial America

Refers to the period in American history before the English colonies declared independence from England in 1776. All of the narratives in the collection describe Colonial America.

Lancaster

A village in the colony of Massachusetts located near the frontier. Lancaster is the home of Mary Rowlandson, who is captured by Native Americans when they attack the village.

Wachuset

The large encampment where Rowlandson was held near the end of her captivity, and where King Philip was staying. Located along the Connecticut River near the present border of Vermont.

Boston

The largest town in the Massachusetts colony, Boston is located on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Three of the authors in the collection mention the town. Rowlandson eventually is taken to Boston after her rescue. Sarah Kemble lives in Boston and travels from there to New York and back. Dr. Hamilton visits Boston twice on his journey...

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