Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material

Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material: A bibliography of print criticism divided in categories designed to provide teachers and students a starting place for class preparation and research projects complied by Edward J. Gallagher up to 1999. For Recent Publications in the field of Early American studies, please consult: The Society of Early Americanists Page of Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Journals. Thank you.

Captivity Narratives

Breitwieser, Mitchell Robert. American Puritanism and the Defense of Mourning: Religion, Grief, and Ethnology in Mary White Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1990.

Burnham, Michelle. Captivity and Sentiment: Cultural Exchange in American Literature, 1682- 1861. Hanover: UP of New England, 1997.

Castiglia, Christopher. Bound and Determined: Captivity, Culture-Crossing, and White Womanhood from Mary Rowlandson to Patty Hearst. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.

Demos, John. The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America. New York: Knopf, 1994.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle. Women’s Indian Captivity Narratives. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, and James Arthur Levernier. The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900. New York: Twayne, 1993.

Ebersole, Gary L. Captured By Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1995.

Levernier, James, and Hennig Cohen, eds. The Indians and Their Captives. Westport: Greenwood P, 1977.

Namias, June. White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1993.

Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1973.

Tilton, Robert S. Pocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrative. New York: Cambridge UP, 1994.

VanDerBeets, Richard, ed. Held Captive by Indians: Selected Narratives, 1642-1836. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1973.

Vaughan, Alden T., and Edward W. Clark, eds. Puritans among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption, 1676-1724. Cambridge: Belknap-Harvard UP, 1981.