"A Family Story from Early America"
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This paper analyzes John Demos' work entitled "An Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America". It is a response of sorts to John Williams publication of A Redeemed Captive, written in the early 18th century. The paper discusses the writing style, as well as the effect the author's use of dates and statistics has on the reader's enjoyment of the book.
From the Paper:"John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story From Early America is a narrative history regarding captivity by Indians in 18th century New England. As thus, it is written in a fictional manner, with the historical facts being processed as they likely were through the central characters. The writing style makes the book an appealing read, as the statistics, dates and facts are interspersed with a lively account of the situation at hand. In Chapter One, Demos begins by relating the Deerfield, Massachusetts Massacre, which occurred in February of 1704. Accounting first for the motives that spurred this incident, Demos then focuses on the Williams family, most of whom are taken captive to Canada by their French and Indian enemies."
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