New England Encounters: Indians and Euroamericans Ca. 1600-1850 : Essays Drawn from The New England Quarterly

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Alden T. Vaughan
UPNE, 1999 - History - 427 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Why Was the Sagadahoc Colony Abandoned?
43
The Treatment of the Indians in Plymouth Colony
81
STEVEN T KATZ
111
Another Look at the Causes of King Philips
143
Conversion from Indian to Puritan
181
Acculturation Conversion
205
The Indian Impact on David Brainerd
233
Indian Labor in Early Rhode Island
259
John Quincy Adams and the American Indian
324
An Indian Reformer
379
Note on Contributors
403
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