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Peter Williamson, French and Indian Cruelty

A Modern Critical Edition

Presents an eighteenth-century Scotsman's autobiographical account of his odyssey through North America as an indentured servant, Indian captive, and soldier

Provides an introduction that explains Williamson's origins, separates the fact from fiction in his North American adventures
Places Williamson's narrative within its wider cultural and social context
Includes the complete appendices that appeared in Williamson's narrative
Describes Aberdeen's servant trade from eyewitness accounts
Includes suggestions for Further Readings to assist readers interested in learning more about Williamson and the topics covered in his narrative

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Presents an eighteenth-century Scotsman's autobiographical account of his odyssey through North America as an indentured servant, Indian captive, and soldier

Provides an introduction that explains Williamson's origins, separates the fact from fiction in his North American adventures
Places Williamson's narrative within its wider cultural and social context
Includes the complete appendices that appeared in Williamson's narrative
Describes Aberdeen's servant trade from eyewitness accounts
Includes suggestions for Further Readings to assist readers interested in learning more about Williamson and the topics covered in his narrative

This book is the first scholarly edition of the most popular Native American captivity narrative published in eighteenth-century Britain. In this fully annotated modern version, Timothy J. Shannon re-acquaints modern readers with this popular North American captivity narrative, featuring a Scottish protagonist. He tells the story of Peter Williamson, a native of Aberdeen, who claimed he was kidnapped into indentured servitude in North America, lived as a captive among Indians there, and then fought as a soldier in the Seven Years' War until he was taken prisoner by the French.

After returning to Britain, Williamson peddled his tale while dressed in Indian costume, and he eventually settled in Edinburgh, where he became known as 'Indian Peter'.

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Forlag
Edinburgh University Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781399503419
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
23 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

Timothy J. Shannon is Professor of History at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, US. He has received the Frank Watson Book Prize for Best Book in Scottish History, 2019, awarded by the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, for Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain. He is also the author of Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (New York: Viking Penguin, 2008) and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000).

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