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A New History of King Philip’s War
Narrated by: Rainy Fields
Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: History, American
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America

With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. 

Brooks's pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England, reading the actions of actors during the 17th century alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history.

©2018 Lisa Brooks (P)2019 Tantor

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Poor reading

The reader seems to struggle with some of the words (Native American place names, Latin terms, etc). That's understandable, but she also struggles with the syntax of some sentences. It's clear from how she places the stress or groups words together in sentences that she is not always following their meaning. This makes it quite challenging to follow along. I would recommend reading this book in print instead.

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