Noted historian Christine DeLucia (DPD ’09) 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.


Publication Details

Memory Lands: King Phillip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast
DeLucia, Christine M.
Yale University Press
Publish Date
January 2018
DeLucia, Christine M., Memory Lands: King Phillip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (Yale University Press, January 2018).