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Ethan Allen's "A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity"(1795) is an autobiographical work by the eighteenth-century folk hero, philosopher and patriot. In it, Allen describes his brief military career in the Revolution, his horrific two-year captivity by the British and his final release and journey back to his beloved Vermont. He provides a ground level view of the war, of captivity, of the meaning and purpose of the American Revolution. In the Copley Edition, an introduction and notes are provided that contextualize and inform student reading of the text. The Copley Edition includes a number of "Links" to other works and to ideas that demand more elaboration than a simple footnote might allow. The black-bordered pages are insertions by the editor into the text designed to help the student see the ways in which Allen's text is connected to the world around him.
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Stephen Carl Arch received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1989. Since then he has taught at Michigan State University where he is currently Assocaite professor and Associate Chair in the Department of English. In 1996 he received the Walt Whitman Fellowship in the Fulbright Program and taught for one semester at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is the author of "Authoring the Past: The Rhetoric of History in Seventeenth Century New England" (DeKalb: Northern Illinois Univ. Press,1994) and of articles in Early American Literature, The William and Mary Quarterly and other scholarly journals.
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Book Description Copley Publishing Group, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111583900098
Book Description Copley Publishing Group. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1583900098 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1630308