By Michelle Burnham
In a brand new interpretation and synthsis of hugely renowned 18th and nineteenth century ganres, Burnham examines the literature of captivity and offers a worthwhile redescription of the ambivilent origins of the U.S. nationwide narrative.
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She is paid for her work, and she reintroduces that payment back into the tribe, either by trading for other goods, sharing her edible earnings, or simply offering her payment"glad that I had anything that they would accept of" (136)to her master. Several times, Mary Rowlandson refers to the Indian camp as "home" (136), and she notes that one particularly dreary campsite was blessed with nothing but "our poor Indian cheer" (129). Her inconsistent use of pronouns likewise reveals an often confused cultural identification.
The first portrays the fearful chaos of the Lancaster raid, as figures raise their arms in grief and flight from a collection of burning houses (fig. 1). A second woodcut that appears near the end of the narrative portrays the captive calmly discussing the terms of her ransom with the Indians Tom and Peter (fig. 3 Rowlandson barely records her return to the Puritan community and does not mention at all her reunion with her husband and children. Instead, she closes the narrative with a list of providences that retroactively expose God's plan to test severely but ultimately deliver the Puritan project in New England.
Finally, thanks to Dick Burnham and Ulla Burnham; Nicholas Burnham and Gisela Ballard; and Christina, David, and Julia Strickler. And to Chip Hebert, who asks the best questions. Earlier versions or portions of three chapters in this book have been published elsewhere. I thank Early American Literature (EAL) for permission to reprint sections of chapter 1 that first appeared as "The Journey Between: Liminality and Dialogism in Mary White Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative" in EAL 28:1 (1993) 6075.
Captivity and Sentiment: Cultural Exchange in American Literature, 1682-1861 (Reencounters with Colonialism: New Perspectives on the Americas) by Michelle Burnham