Colonial American Travel Narratives

Colonial American Travel Narratives

Wendy Martin Various Susan Imbarato / Feb 23, 2020
Colonial American Travel Narratives Four journeys by early Americans Mary Rowlandson Sarah Kemble Knight William Byrd II and Dr Alexander Hamilton recount the vivid physical and psychological challenges of colonial life Essential pri
  • Title: Colonial American Travel Narratives
  • Author: Wendy Martin Various Susan Imbarato
  • ISBN: 9780140390889
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four journeys by early Americans Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr Alexander Hamilton recount the vivid physical and psychological challenges of colonial life Essential primary texts in the study of early American cultural life, they are now conveniently collected in a single volume.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading pubFour journeys by early Americans Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr Alexander Hamilton recount the vivid physical and psychological challenges of colonial life Essential primary texts in the study of early American cultural life, they are now conveniently collected in a single volume.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.
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    1. Our literary journey begins with the Restoration of Mary Rowlandson After being taken captive by Indians following a bloody attack on her town and home, Mary is forced to journey deep into the, vast and desolate wilderness against her will Early on in her captivity she must complete an action that is entirely common for colonial travel the crossing of rivers in this case, the Bacquaug River She describes the felling of trees done by the Indians for the construction of rafts and, thanks to a shie [...]


    2. I picked this up on a whim while waiting for a Historic Philadelphia event on the 4th of July.This is a well curated selection of early travel writing, I enjoyed Martin s introduction and found it invaluable in putting the various narratives in proper context.7 30 2015 A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs Mary Rowlandson Four Stars1676 Profoundly moving account of a shattered nation struggling to adapt to an increasingly hostile neighbor One woman gets a taste of their existenc [...]


    3. Mary Rowlandson is a woman in peril After most of her family is killed in an Algonquin raid, she is taken captive for 11 weeks Any Hollywood producer can tell you that this is a recipe for a blockbuster, and so it was in the 1680s and so it remains But on a subtle level, we re able to see Rowlandson craft her narrative in a way that transcends the male written bookends which justify her taking up the pen This is a truly amazing feat in an age where women who wrote could be executed for witchcra [...]


    4. Massively enlightening, entertaining, and informative The travel narratives of colonial america shed much light on what the colonies looked like which, to a non US citizen that has always seen America as the land of the ultra developed appears as bewildering The narratives in the book are complete, personal, and ultimately provoke the reader to reflect on the universality of nature and the struggle any society must endure.


    5. An interesting read from 3 different people who journalists their experiences and travels in the 1700 s America I laughed at the humor, the sarcasm, and how much some species of people have not changed in 300 years Some of the journal notes brought to life descriptions of the area, and enlightened me about day to day activities I am researching family history These monologues have helped me understand possible reasons why some ancestors relocated.




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