New England Outpost: War and Society in Colonial Deerfield

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - History - 368 pages
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This is a study of a small American colonial outpost which, between 1665-1715, came under attack 30 times, culminating in a massacre which claimed the lives of over half of the town's population. The book is also a social history, portraying the lives of the first Puritan settlers and the effect of the colonies on the wars between France and England. The author describes the complexity of the Indians' role in all events, as the balance of power throughout the New England frontier was divided between many Indian tribes as well as the opposing English and French colonists.
 

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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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