Reading List

Day 1: SUNDAY (July 9 & 23)

Wilkie, Richard W. and Jack Tager. Historical Atlas of Massachusetts. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1991. Explore maps on pages 10 & 11, 12, 14, 15, 17

Capt. John Smith, “New England...1614.” in The General Historie of Virginie, New England and the Summer Isles. London: I.D. and I.H. for Michael Sparkes, 1624.

Seller, John.  A Mapp of New England. London: John Hills, 1675.

Foster, John. “A Map of New-England…” in William Hubbard. A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England. London: John Foster, 1677.

Day 2: MONDAY (July 10 & 24)

Bauer, Ralph. “Of New Worlds and Old Words: Cultural Geography and the Linguistic Discovery of America," in American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500-1900, eds. Martin Bruckner and Hsuan L. Hsu (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007) 29-60.

Housen, Abigail and Philip Yenawine. “Visual Thinking Strategies: Understanding the Basics.” New York: Visual Understanding in Education, 2001. PDF.

Jehlen, Myra and Warner, Michael eds. The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800. Routledge, 1996.  489-491.

Mulford, Carla, Vietto, Angela, & Winans, Amy, eds. Early American Writings. (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Day 3: TUESDAY (July 11 & 25)

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. Hill and Wang, 2003. (Chapters 2-5)

Day 4: WEDNESDAY (July 12 & 26)

Introduction. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. 1682. Mary Rowlandson.

(or audiobook:

A Relation of the Indian War by Mr. Easton of Rhode Island, 1675. John Easton.

Introduction. A Brief Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England, in the Year 1670… John Eliot.

Stephens, David. “Making Sense of Maps.” History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. American Social History Productions. February 2002. Web.

Day 5: THURSDAY (July 13 & 27)

Pearce, Margaret W. “Native mapping in Southern New England Indian deeds.” Ed. G. M. Lewis. Cartographic Encounters: Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. 157–186. Print.

Warhus, Mark. “Chapter 2” Another America: Native American Maps and the History of Our Land. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998.

Day 6: FRIDAY (July 14 & 28)

Letter From Captain Thomas Hamilton to the Admiralty Board, December 16, 1675

The Memorial of Samuel Hall of Fairfield, May 9, 1678

Memorial of Indian Peter, May 30, 1685

Informational sheet & Teacher Resources

Optional Further Reading (not provided)

Mandell, Daniel R. King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Print.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. New York: Viking Press, 2006. Print.