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Active Citizens Book Group Reads Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity)
Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4pm.
Sunday, April 29, 4:00pm - Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity) by Christine DeLucia
Noted historian Christine DeLucia offers a major reconsideration of the violent seventeenth-century conflict in northeastern America known as King Philip's War, providing an alternative to Pilgrim-centric narratives that have conventionally dominated the histories of colonial New England. DeLucia grounds her study of one of the most devastating conflicts between Native Americans and European settlers in early America in five specific places that were directly affected by the crisis, spanning the Northeast as well as the Atlantic world. She examines the war's effects on the everyday lives and collective mentalities of the region's diverse Native and Euro-American communities over the course of several centuries, focusing on persistent struggles over land and water, sovereignty, resistance, cultural memory, and intercultural interactions. An enlightening work that draws from oral traditions, archival traces, material and visual culture, archaeology, literature, and environmental studies, this study reassesses the nature and enduring legacies of a watershed historical event.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Published: Yale University Press - January 9th, 2018