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Captivity Brinton Hammon: Narrative of the uncommon sufferings, and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, (Paperback)

Captivity Brinton Hammon: Narrative of the uncommon sufferings, and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, Cover Image
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Description


This first slave narrative independently printed in the North American colonies recounts the adventures of Briton Hammon (fl. 1760) during an extended absence from his master, which included shipwreck off the Florida capes, captivity among cannibalistic Indians, imprisonment by pirates in Havana, and service on several British gun ships, one of which saw action against the French. Told in the picaresque style of the popular "rake's progress" literature, this tale is representative of the early slave narrative genre and at the same time an example of another popular genre--captivity tales: As soon as the Vessel was burnt down to the Water's edge, the Indians stood for the Shore, together with our Boat, on board of which they put 5 hands. After we came to the Shore, they led me to their Hutts, where I expected nothing but immediate Death, and as they spoke broken English, were often telling me, while coming from the Sloop to the Shore, that they intended to roast me alive. But the Providence of God order'd it otherways, for He appeared for my Help, in this Mount of Difficulty, and they were better to me than my Fears, and soon unbound me, but set a Guard over me every Night. This copy is one of only two known extant and was formerly in the great Americana library of the nineteenth-century collector George Brinley of Hartford Connecticut.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781497318991
ISBN-10: 1497318998
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
Pages: 30
Language: English

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