Objective: Prologue The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity is a non-fiction book by Jill Lepore which examines the brutal war between Native Americans and New England colonists and the ways that colonial New Englanders conceived of their identity through the conflict. Jill Lepore, an author and contributing writer at The New Yorker, is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research the author Jill Lepore.
1) 1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the book and author. The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity is a non-fiction book by Jill Lepore. The book examines both the history of King Philip's War in 1675 as well as the impact of the war on the cultural identity of the...
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