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Demos, John

Overview
Works: 38 works in 246 publications in 4 languages and 17,622 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Demos
Entertaining Satan : witchcraft and the culture of early New England by John Demos( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on witchcraft reports and trials outside of Salem and utilizing case histories and psychologicalllllllllll analyses, this study evaluates the incidents and trials within the context of late-seventeenth-century New England
The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America by John Demos( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eunice's extraordinary and dramatic story speaks to broad, compelling themes that involve race, religion, the place of women in two societies, and, above all, contact between cultures ("Captivity, after all, meant 'contact' of a particularly vivid sort") and the crossing of cultural boundaries. For both colonists and Indians, the stakes were high in early-eighteenth-century America. Hence the boundaries were carefully patrolled: "To travel across them was costly and dangerous - and potentially transforming." The Unredeemed Captive traces just such a transformation - remarkable, profound, and uniquely American."--BOOK JACKET
A little commonwealth : family life in Plymouth Colony by John Demos( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historian studies the structure and influences of family life during the first two generations of colonists in Plymouth
Circles and lines : the shape of life in early America by John Demos( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans became new, Demos points out, before they fully understood what it meant. Their cyclical frame of reference was coming unmoored, giving way to a linear world view in early nineteenth-century America that is neatly captured by Kentucky doctor Daniel Drake's description of the chronography of his life."--Jacket
The enemy within : 2,000 years of witch-hunting in the Western world by John Demos( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of witch-hunting, from the Romans through McCarthy. The term witch-hunt is used today to describe everything from political scandals to school board shake-ups. But its origins are far from trivial. Long before the Salem witch trials, women and men were rounded up by neighbors, accused of committing horrific crimes using supernatural powers, scrutinized by priests and juries, and promptly executed. The belief in witchcraft--and the deep fear of evil it instilled in communities--led to a cycle of accusation, anger, and purging that has occurred repeatedly in the West for centuries
Past, present, and personal : the family and the life course in American history by John Demos( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the changing nature of the American family including issues of fatherhood, child abuse, adolescence, and old age
The heathen school : a story of hope and betrayal in the age of the early republic by John Demos( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The astonishing story of a unique missionary project-- and the America it embodied-- from historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and "civilization." Its core element was a special school for "heathen youth" drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and, increasingly, the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similar projects in their respective homelands. For some years, the school prospered, indeed became quite famous. However, when two Cherokee students courted and married local women, public resolve-- and fundamental ideals-- were put to a severe test. The Heathen School follows the progress, and the demise, of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian "removal"; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans. From its birth as a beacon of hope for universal "salvation," the heathen school descends into bitter controversy, as American racial attitudes harden and intensify. Instead of encouraging reconciliation, the school exposes the limits of tolerance and sets off a chain of events that will culminate tragically in the Trail of Tears"-
Remarkable providences, 1600-1760 by John Demos( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning points, historical and sociological essays on the family( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in the land : Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New England by William Cronon( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover
The tried and the true : Native American women confronting colonization by John Demos( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how interaction with white colonists changed the lives of Native American women
Puritan girl, Mohawk girl by John Demos( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1704, Mohawk Indians attack the frontier village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, kidnapping and marching over 100 residents, including seven-year-old Eunice Williams, to Canada where she is eventually adopted into a Mohawk family and remains there willingly for the rest of her life. Based on a true story
The enemy within : a short history of witch-hunting by John Demos( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of witch-hunting, from the Romans through McCarthy. The term witch-hunt is used today to describe everything from political scandals to school board shake-ups. But its origins are far from trivial. Long before the Salem witch trials, women and men were rounded up by neighbors, accused of committing horrific crimes using supernatural powers, scrutinized by priests and juries, and promptly executed. The belief in witchcraft--and the deep fear of evil it instilled in communities--led to a cycle of accusation, anger, and purging that has occurred repeatedly in the West for centuries
Here far away : photographs from the years 1964-2011 by Pentti Sammallahti( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A retrospective work that comprises nearly fifty years of photographic activity and unfolds in almost as many countries"--[Preface]
Puritan girl, mohawk girl by John Demos( Recording )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this historical-fiction narrative, John Demos shares the story of Eunice Williams, a young Puritan girl who is kidnapped by Mohawks and taken to Canada. There, she is adopted into a new family, a new culture, and a different way of living. Both instructed in the Mohawk language and customs and catechized in the Roman Catholic tradition, Eunice spends her days learning to plant and harvest food and tan animal skins, among other chores. Although her father and brother try to persuade Eunice to return to Massachusetts, she ultimately chooses to remain with her Mohawk family
The heathen school : a story of hope and betrayal in the age of the republic by John Demos( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project--and the America it embodied--from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and 'civilization.' Its core element was a special school for 'heathen youth' drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and increasingly, the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similar projects in their respective homelands. For some years the school prospered and became quite famous. However, when two Cherokee students courted and married local women, public resolve--and fundamental ideals--were put to a severe test. The Heathen School follows the progress--and the demise--of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian 'removal'; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans. From its birth as a beacon of hope for universal 'salvation, ' the heathen school descends into bitter controversy as American racial attitudes harden and intensify. Instead of encouraging reconciliation, the school exposes the limits of tolerance and sets off a chain of events that will culminate tragically in the Trail of Tears. In The Heathen School, John Demos marshals his deep empathy and feel for the textures of history to tell a moving story of families and communities--and to probe the very roots of American identity
Une captive heureuse chez les Iroquois : histoire d'une famille de Nouvelle-Angleterre au début du XVIIIe siècle by John Demos( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de cette captive des Indiens, qui choisira de son plein gré, de demeurer chez ses ravisseurs, changera de religion et épousera un Mohawk de Kahnawake
The unredeemed captive : a family story from Early America by John Demos( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored 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. Out of this incident, Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gulfs of culture and belief--and sometimes crossed over
Entertaining Satan by John Demos( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the late 1630's and 1700 dozens of New England towns supported proceedings against witchcraft. The total of cases was over a hundred, at least forty of the defendants were put to death. Numerous additional cases went unrecorded
Historia de una cautiva : de cómo Eunice Williams fue raptada por los indios mohawks, y del vano peregrinaje de su padre para recuperarla by John Demos( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America
Alternative Names
Demos, John 1944-...

Demos John Putnam

Dī́mou, Giánnīs 1944-...

John Putnam Demos American writer and historian

John Putnam Demos Amerikaans historicus

John Putnam Demos US-amerikanischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

Δήμου, Γιάννης 1944-...

جون ديمس

Languages
English (206)

French (8)

Spanish (5)

German (1)

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The unredeemed captive : a family story from early AmericaA little commonwealth : family life in Plymouth ColonyCircles and lines : the shape of life in early AmericaThe enemy within : 2,000 years of witch-hunting in the Western worldPast, present, and personal : the family and the life course in American historyChanges in the land : Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New EnglandThe tried and the true : Native American women confronting colonizationThe enemy within : a short history of witch-hunting