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Subjects unto the same king [electronic resource] : Indians, English, and the contest for authority in colonial New England / Jenny Hale Pulsipher.

Author/Creator:
Pulsipher, Jenny Hale.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (361 p.) : ill., maps
Series:
Early American studies.
Early American studies
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Penn Press e-books.
Subjects:
Indians of North America -- New England -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- To 1789.
Indians of North America -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
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Electronic books.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"Land ownership was not the sole reason for conflict between Indians and English, Jenny Pulsipher writes in Subjects unto the Same King, a book that redefines the relationship between Indians and colonists in seventeenth-century New England. Rather, the story was much more complicated - and much 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." "As power within New England shifted, Indians appealed outside the region - to other Indian nations, competing European colonies, and the English crown itself - for aid in resisting the overbearing authority of such rapidly expanding societies as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Thus, Indians were at the center - and not always on the losing end - of a contest for authority that spanned the Atlantic world. Beginning soon after the English settled in Plymouth, the power struggle would eventually spawn a devastating conflict - King Philip's War - and draw the intervention of the crown, resulting in a dramatic loss of authority for both Indians and colonists by century's end." "Through exhaustive research, Jenny Hale Pulsipher has rewritten the accepted history of the Indian-English relationship in colonial New England, revealing it to be much more complex and nuanced than previously supposed."--Jacket.
Contents:
Models of authority
Massachusetts under fire
Years of uncertainty
Allies fall away
The "Narragansett war"
A perilous middle ground
Massachusetts's authority undermined
A crisis of spirit
Massachusetts fights alone
Surrendering authority.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-346) and index.
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
University of Pennsylvania. Press.
Other format:
Print version: Pulsipher, Jenny Hale. Subjects unto the same king.
ISBN:
9780812203295 (electronic bk.)
0812203291 (electronic bk.)
0812238761 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780812238761 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
607569552
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Restricted for use by site license.