White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier (English Language and Literature; 140)

White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier (English Language and Literature; 140)

June Namias


Namias indicates that visible, literary, and old bills of the trap of Euro-Americans by means of Indians are commentaries at the doubtful barriers of gender, race, and tradition in the course of the colonial Indian Wars, the yankee Revolution, and the Civil battle. She compares the studies and representations of female and male captives over the years and on successive frontiers and examines the narratives of captives Jane McCrea, Mary Jemison, and Sarah Wakefield.

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