OK, please tell me everything you know about this. What do I need to/should know if writing a paper on this topic?
Just started a Colonial America course today (yes, there are no holidays at AMU) and, this is interesting, I have to do a book review on a book I will be using in my paper. Just picked up "The Name of War: King Phillip's War and the Origins of American Identity" by Jill Lepore (also got "Wars of the Ancient Greeks" by Hanson - can never pass up the Greek stuff!). Never heard of Lepore, but the book looks well-sourced and she's a professor at Tufts and Boston University which have very good history departments. As long as she's not an ideological flake, it should be OK.
As I learn stuff, I will add to this thread for discussion/correction/etc. Just curious what you folks already know about it. What's cool, is it seems most of the events in this war occured within a 10-15 mile radius of my house!
What I know so far: it was a war between southern New England native American tribes and the Puritans, and the Puritans had to resort to much brutality which I would imagine shook them and made them question the nature of themselves as a civilized people of God. Is that accurate?