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Auteur(s) : Shannon, Timothy John (1964-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Indian captive, Indian king [Texte imprimé] : Peter Williamson in America and Britain / Timothy J. Shannon

Publication : Cambridge (Mass.) : Harvard University Press, 2018

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (VIII-343 p.) : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Note(s) : Notes bibliogr. p. 275-329. Index
In 1758, Peter Williamson appeared in the streets of Aberdeen, Scotland, dressed as a Native American Indian and telling a remarkable tale. He claimed that as a young boy many years earlier, he had been kidnapped from the city and sold into slavery in America. In performances he gave in taverns and coffeehouses and in a printed narrative he peddled to his audiences, Williamson described his serial tribulations on the fringes of the British Empire as an indentured servant, Indian captive, soldier, and prisoner of war. In his performances and publications, Williamson offered British audiences a distinctly plebian perspective on the British Empire in North America. His unique career capitalized on the curiosity that the Seven Years' War ignited among the British public for news and information about America and its Native inhabitants, but his reputation for fabrication also made his contemporaries and historians reluctant to believe him. Indian Captive, Indian King is the first biography of Williamson to separate the fact from fiction in his tale and explain what it tells us about how the working people of eighteenth-century Britain, so often depicted as victims of empire, found their own ways to create lives and exploit opportunities within it.


Sujet(s) : Williamson, Peter (1730-1799)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Prisonniers des Indiens d'Amérique -- États-Unis -- 18e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Prisonniers britanniques -- États-Unis -- 18e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Colonies britanniques -- Amérique -- Opinion publique britannique -- 18e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey :  970.004 97 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780674976320. - ISBN 0674976320 (rel.)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb455379809

Notice n° :  FRBNF45537980 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : Prologue: Aberdeen, 1758 ; Part One. Hard fate: Kidnapped ; Sold as a slave ; Captive ; Soldier ; Prisoner of war ; Part Two. The interesting tale: Strolling adventurer ; Poor Peter Williamson ; Peter Williamson, pursuer ; From the other world ; Bookseller, printer, and postman ; King of the Indians ; Epilogue: Edinburgh, 1822.

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