The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Topics for Discussion

Jill Lepore
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What were the proximate causes of King Philip's War? Explain in detail.

What does Lepore think were the deeper, underlying causes of King Philip's War? Explain in detail.

Explain the worries that the English had about brutality towards the Indians.

To what extent was Christianity at the heart of the conflict between the Indians and the colonists?

In your view, given how Philip was treated in the book, is he a villain or a more complicated figure? Explain your answer in detail.

How does Lepore use the 19th century play, Metamora to strengthen her thesis?

Do you think Lepore is too critical of the colonists or not critical enough?

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