The Pequot War / Edition 1

The Pequot War / Edition 1

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by Alfred A. Cave
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1558490302

ISBN-13: 9781558490307

Pub. Date: 06/19/1996

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

This book offers the first full-scale analysis of the Pequot War (1636-37), a pivotal event in New England colonial history. Through an innovative rereading of the Puritan sources, Alfred A. Cave refutes claims that settlers acted defensively to counter a Pequot conspiracy to exterminate Europeans. Drawing on archaeological, linguistic, and anthropological

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This book offers the first full-scale analysis of the Pequot War (1636-37), a pivotal event in New England colonial history. Through an innovative rereading of the Puritan sources, Alfred A. Cave refutes claims that settlers acted defensively to counter a Pequot conspiracy to exterminate Europeans. Drawing on archaeological, linguistic, and anthropological evidences to trace the evolution of the conflict, he sheds new light on the motivations of the Pequots and their Indian allies. He also provides a reappraisal of the interaction of ideology and self- interest as motivating factors in the Puritan attack on the Pequots.

University of Massachusetts Press

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ISBN-13:
9781558490307
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
06/19/1996
Series:
Native Americans of the Northeast Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
440,666
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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The Pequot War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I enjoyed the book especially since I was looking to fill a gap in my knowledge re: the Pequot War. Having been raised in CT I was aware of their history. As a genealogist I found it rounded out a great deal of information re: NY Dutch. If fact it gave me a detailed description of a dutch farm which I needed for my Dutch Ancestors at the Wallabout, New Amsterdam. I've loaned the book out to a history professor at UWSP who is also enjoying it. All and All a good informative read.