Thursday, January 28, 2016

King Philip's War

George W. Ellis & John E. Morris - King Philip's War (1906)

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I'll hazard a guess that most of us now are familiar with this topic from Jill Lepore's 1998 The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity but this is an earlier, more narrative account if you're up for that.  The authors have been described as "antiquarians" by modern historians (Eric Schultz and Michael Tougias) and they do seem to have placed more emphasis on the specific geography than you'd be likely to find today.  (Or so it seems - I've only skimmed this.)