Reading List

Background readings from monographs and journals

Calloway, Colin G. “Introduction: American Indians in American History” and “Chapter 2: The Invasion of America 1492-1680, Indians Confront the English.” First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, Fifth Edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2015. 1-13 and 95-104. Print.

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

McCorkle, Barbara Backus. “The Mapping of New England before 1800” and “The New England Plates.” Mapping Boston. Eds. Alex Krieger and David Cobb. Boston: MIT Press for the Muriel G. and Norman B. Leventhal Family Foundation, 1999. 22-35 and 70-115. Print.

Meinig, Donald W. “Implantations: The Creation of American Diversity,” “People and Places,” “Northern Coast: Beginnings,” and “New England.” The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History. Vol. 1: Atlantic America, 1492-1800. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. 79-109. Print.

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.

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

Wilkie, Richard W. and Jack Tager. “Overview,” “Native Settlements and European Contact,” and “Puritan Commonwealth, 1620-1691.” Historical Atlas of Massachusetts. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1991. 2-19. Print.


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

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