Captors and Captives

Captors and Captives

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Captors and Captives is a definitive new account of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts and is a model of the historian’s craft. Drawing on previously untapped sources, the raid is explored from the conflicting viewpoints of the raiders, both French-Canadian and Native American, and the Deerfield villagers. With the events being reconstructed from these multiple points of view, equal weight is given to all participants, which reveals connections between cultures and histories usually seen as separate. Using uncommon sensitivity to the sources, the authors have not only written an impressive and effective social history, but translated the wealth of data into a gripping narrative. The appendices contain tables of special interest to historians: Identities of Native People, and French and Indian Raids on New England, 1703-1712, as well as tables of interest to family historians: Identities of French Raiders, and List of the 1704 Deerfield Captives, which includes names, ages and fates.

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