Presentations on Mary Rowlandson’s
“The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity
and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”

Each year the Humanities Department hosts an Author Day to celebrate the work of an important writer and to look at that writer’s work from an interdisciplinary perspective. This year, we focus on New England writer Mary Rowlandson. Her 1682 account of her captivity among Native Americans during Metacom’s War (1675-1676) was not only the first published narrative by a woman writer in the British colonies but also one of the first “best-sellers” in America. This event will include presentations by students from English and History classes and will commenton the literary and historical value of Rowlandson’s text.


Thomas Burnham, a student from Walter Sergeant’s American History class readying his powerpoint presentation as other students arrive.


A group of students from American Texts and Contexts get ready for their
Mary Rowlandson Day presentation.

From the left, Mackenzie Jones, Sarah Groves, Jena Harvey, and Callie Lee.

mary_rowlandson_dayAnother group of American Texts and Contexts students are relaxed and
ready for their Mary Rowlandson Day presentation.

From the left, Camille Hutchinson, Adam Chabot, Ross Martikke.