Indian New England Before The Mayflower

Author : Howard S. Russell
ISBN : 9781611686364
Genre : Social Science
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In offering here a highly readable yet comprehensive description of New England's Indians as they lived when European settlers first met them, the author provides a well-rounded picture of the natives as neither savages nor heroes, but fellow human beings existing at a particular time and in a particular environment. He dispels once and for all the common notion of native New England as peopled by a handful of savages wandering in a trackless wilderness. In sketching the picture the author has had help from such early explorers as Verrazano, Champlain, John Smith, and a score of literate sailors; Pilgrims and Puritans; settlers, travelers, military men, and missionaries. A surprising number of these took time and trouble to write about the new land and the characteristics and way of life of its native people. A second major background source has been the patient investigations of modern archaeologists and scientists, whose several enthusiastic organizations sponsor physical excavations and publications that continually add to our perception of prehistoric men and women, their habits, and their environment. This account of the earlier New Englanders, of their land and how they lived in it and treated it; their customs, food, life, means of livelihood, and philosophy of life will be of interest to all general audiences concerned with the history of Native Americans and of New England.
Category: Social Science

Spirit Of The New England Tribes

Author : William Scranton Simmons
ISBN : 0874513723
Genre : History
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Looks at how the folk tales of the Indians of New England have changed since they were first written down by early settlers
Category: History

After King Philip S War

Author : Colin Gordon Calloway
ISBN : 0874518199
Genre : History
File Size : 60.54 MB
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New perspectives on three centuries of Indian presence in New England
Category: History

The Skulking Way Of War

Author : Patrick M. Malone
ISBN : 9781568331652
Genre : History
File Size : 86.8 MB
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During the brutal and destructive King Philip's War, the New England Indians combined new European weaponry with their traditional use of stealth, surprise, and mobility.
Category: History

A Long Deep Furrow

Author : Howard S. Russell
ISBN : UOM:39015055373511
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39.66 MB
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A selection of the History Book Club.
Category: Business & Economics

The Sea Mark

Author : Russell M. Lawson
ISBN : 9781611687170
Genre : History
File Size : 41.62 MB
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The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith's exploration of the New England coast
Category: History

Provincetown

Author : Karen Christel Krahulik
ISBN : 9780814747810
Genre : History
File Size : 37.62 MB
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How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts—alternately known as “Land’s End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”—has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.
Category: History

Diversity In America

Author : Vincent N. Parrillo
ISBN : 9781412956376
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 62.72 MB
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This Third Edition once more squarely addresses the topic which perhaps generates more passion, invective, and raucous debate than all others in American society today. Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Is there too much immigration? Are Americans no longer sufficiently 'American'? This book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about the past, misunderstandings from the present, and anxieties about the future of American social and cultural diversity.
Category: Social Science