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Local History Book Group: ‘The Unredeemed Captive’ by John Demos

November 19, 2018 | Will Adamczyk

Join me on Wednesday, December 5th  at 7:00 for a discussion of ‘The Unredeemed Captive‘ by John Demos.

The Local History Book Group meets quarterly at the Library. Copies of the book will be available at the Main Desk on the first floor.

“The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured 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.”

To see previous Local History Book Club titles and lists from our other groups, visit our Book Group page.

Will Adamczyk, Library Director


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