Three historians offer groundbreaking reinterpretations of the 17th-century conflict later remembered as “King Philip’s War.” Lisa Brooks (Amherst College), Christine DeLucia (Mount Holyoke College), and Neal Salisbury (Smith College, Emeritus) will share new evidence and perspectives that shed fresh light on the origins, nature, and persistent powerful legacies of one of the most devastating wars in North American history. Their work pays special attention to Indigenous homelands, kinship networks, intellectual traditions, and their complex intersections with Euro-American histories and communities in New England. The afternoon will begin with individual presentations by each author, followed by a moderated panel discussion that includes audience Q & A, and will conclude with book signing.
Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War
Christine DeLucia, Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast
Neal Salisbury, ed., The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: with Related Documents
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Historic Deerfield and Deerfield Academy, the program will be held in the Garonzik Auditorium at Deerfield Academy.