• The Unredeemed Captive

  • A Family Story from Early America
  • By: John Demos
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.

Out of this incident, Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into a North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gulfs of culture and belief - and sometimes crossed over.

©2011 John Demos (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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