New England Outpost: War and Society in Colonial Deerfield

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 1, 1992 - History - 368 pages
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[An] accessible, readable, and appealing study of New England s most famous frontier town. . . . One of the clearest, most persuasive analyses to date of how the relations between Indian tribes (and particularly inter-Indian warfare) influenced the processes of settlement in colonial America. . . . What this splendid book does is enable us to understand, in detail, the harrowing, extraordinary processes by which Deerfield and by extension Lancaster, Haverhill, and many other places like it became an ordinary New England town at last. . . . Melvoin s narrative achieves the kind of compelling quality that Parkman managed in A Half-Century of Conflict; yet, it is in every sense analytically superior to that classic account. Fred Anderson, Western Historical Quarterly"
  

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Contents

Preface
11
Introduction
17
Native Peoples Native Lands
25
Some Controversey and New Proprietors
49
Make a Toune of It
71
Pocumtuck and King
92
A Dwelling for Owls
124
Deerfield 16801688
131
Deerfield the New England
182
Deerfield and Queen
209
Survivors and a
249
Deerfield and the New England
276
Notes
295
Selected Bibliography
351
Index
362
Copyright

A Communal Frontier Town
152

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Richard I. Melvoin is Assistant Dean of Admissions and Lecturer in History and Literature at Harvard-Radcliffe.

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