Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England

Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England

by Jenny Hale Pulsipher

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Overview

Land ownership was not the sole reason for conflict between Indians and English, Jenny Hale Pulsipher writes in Subjects unto the Same King, a book that cogently redefines the relationships between Indians and colonists in seventeenth-century New England. Rather, the story is much more complicated - and more interesting. It is a tale of two divided cultures, but also of a host of individuals, groups, colonies, and nations, all of whom used the struggle between and within Indian and English communities to promote their own authority. Through exhaustive research, Pulsipher has written the accepted history of the Indian-English relationship in colonial New England, revealing it to be much more nuanced than previously supposed.

About the Author:
Jenny Hale Pulsipher teaches history at Brigham Young University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812238761
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/13/2005
Series: Early American Studies
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jenny Hale Pulsipher teaches history at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents


Note on the Text     ix
Introduction     1
Models of Authority     8
Massachusetts Under Fire     37
Years of Uncertainty     70
Allies Fall Away     101
The "Narragansett War"     119
A Perilous Middle Ground     135
Massachusetts's Authority Undermined     160
A Crisis of Spirit     179
Massachusetts Fights Alone     207
Surrendering Authority     238
Epilogue     268
League of Peace Between Massasoit and Plymouth     273
List of Abbreviations     275
Notes     277
Bibliography     333
Index     347
Acknowledgments     359

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Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In which the author provides a close analysis of how the drive for political and social control by the government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony alienated its neighbors, both Indian natives and Englishmen, and helped to provoke the series of Indian wars that ultimately humbled the self-proclaimed "city on a hill." The process depicted is such that the assorted Indian polities, religious dissenters, and inhabitants of Maine are anything but cowed by the pretensions of the Bay Colony government, and are quite prepared to appeal to the royal government in England in terms of seeking satisfaction; this linkage of colonial and English politics is what makes this book particularly interesting.