New England Encounters

New England Encounters

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The essays, which were originally published in The New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters, consider a wide range of areas in Native American-white relations: from Abenaki territory in northern Maine to Pequot lands in southern Connecticut; from profitable commerce to devastating warfare; from religious persuasion to labor exploitation; from cultural mixing to non-violent resistance; from literary representation to political argumentation. A comprehensive and insightful introduction by the editor places the richly diverse topics and perspectives within the broader context of New England ethnohistory. Most of the authors have added postscripts to their original essays commenting on recent scholarship and interpretations.STEVEN T. KATZ A cataclysmic war between colonists and Indians, as the two previous essays make abundantly clear, was the tragic climax to ... Historians ever since, especially in recent decades, have attempted to fashion persuasive explanations of the aquot;Pequot Waraquot; from the surviving documents. Few topics in early American history have produced such conflicting, often rancorous, interpretations.

Title:New England Encounters
Author:Alden T. Vaughan
Publisher:UPNE - 1999


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