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
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

Early Intercultural Contact
43
A Melancholy People AngloIndian Relations
84
The Pequot War Reconsidered
111
Another Look at the Causes of King Philips
136
Missionaries and Indians
181
Acculturation Conversion
205
Poor Indians and the Poor in Spirit
233
Conflicts over Labor Land and Jurisdiction
259
The Red Man Dispossessed The Williams Family and the Alienation
276
Indians in the New Nation
305
John Quincy Adams and the American Indian
324
The Mashpee Indian Revolt of 1833
359
An Indian Reformer
379
Note on Contributors
403
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