King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict

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The Countryman Press, Dec 1, 2000 - History - 432 pages
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King Philip's War--one of America's first and costliest wars--began in 1675 as an Indian raid on several farms in Plymouth Colony, but quickly escalated into a full-scale war engulfing all of southern New England.

At once an in-depth history of this pivotal war and a guide to the historical sites where the ambushes, raids, and battles took place, King Philip's War expands our understanding of American history and provides insight into the nature of colonial and ethnic wars in general. Through a careful reconstruction of events, first-person accounts, period illustrations, and maps, and by providing information on the exact locations of more than fifty battles, King Philip's War is useful as well as informative. Students of history, colonial war buffs, those interested in Native American history, and anyone who is curious about how this war affected a particular New England town, will find important insights into one of the most seminal events to shape the American mind and continent.
 

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King Philip's War: the history and legacy of America's forgotten conflict

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This work about the brutal 18th-century war between Indian tribes (led by a daring and skilled chief known as King Philip) is divided into three quite different parts. The first part provides a ... Read full review

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A little dificult to follow at times, but this book sheds light on a part of early American history rarely covered. Read full review

Contents

New England Before the War
11
The Outbreak of War in Southeastern
37
Spring 1676 The Tide Turns
59
King Philips War in Southeastern Massachusetts
85
King Philips War in Central and Western
143
King Philips War in Rhode Island
235
King Philips War in Maine and New Hampshire
303
PART III
317
Excerpts from The Narrative of the Captivity
341
Captain Thomas Wheelers Narrative
357
Notes
363
Bibliography
396
Index
409
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Michael J. Tougias is the author of eleven books about New England, including a historical novel set during King Philip's War titled Until I Have No Country. He lives in Massachusetts.

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