The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Setting & Symbolism

Jill Lepore
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Southern New England

Southern New England was main site of conflict during King Philip's War.

Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island

Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island is an area near King Philip's home where a tablet with an inscription concerning him was found in the early 20th century. The inscription occurred sometime between 1825 and 1833.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts was the capital city of the Massachusetts Bay colony.

Plymouth

The capital of the Pilgrim colony was Plymouth.

Literacy

Literacy allowed the English to write the history of King Philip's War. A lack of literacy prevented the Indians from doing the same.

Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New-England

William Hubbard's popular history of King Philip's War that was often treated as definitive was titled Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New-England.

King Philip's Head

When Metacom was killed, his body was quartered...

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