New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 - History - 430 pages
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In contrast to most accounts of Puritan-Indian relations, "New England Frontier "argues that the first two generations of""Puritan settlers were neither generally hostile toward their""Indian neighbors nor indifferent to their territorial rights.""Rather, American Puritans-especially their political and""religious leaders-sought peaceful and equitable relations""as the first step in molding the Indians into neo-Englishmen.""When accumulated Indian resentments culminated in the""war of 1675, however, the relatively benign intercultural""contact of the preceding fifty-five-year period rapidly declined.""With a new introduction updating developments in""Puritan-Indian studies in the last fifteen years, this third""edition affords the reader a clear, balanced overview of a""complex and sensitive area of American history.""

  

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Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
ix
Introduction to the Third Edition
li
Preface Ixvii
lxvii
Antecedents
3
The Indians of New England
27
1n Pilgrim Precedents 16201630
64
1v The Expansion of New England 16301636
93
The Pequot Yar 1637
122
v1ll Commercial Relations 16201675
211
1x Early Missionary Activity 16201650
235
Years of Harvest 16651675
280
Epilogue and Conclusion
309
Appendices
339
Notes
351
Bibliography
401
Index
421

Laws and Litigation 16201675
185

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Alden T. Vaughan, Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Puritan Tradition in America, 1620-1730, New England's Prospect, and Puritans among the Indians.

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