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Book Review: Identity and War, the Lessons of King Philip’s War

Another busy day at work as well as doing mire reading, research and writing about the Gettysburg campaign for true JFSC Staff Ride next week. So tonight I am rerunning a book review of historian Jill Lepore’s book “Identity and War The Lessons of King Philip’s War.” It really os a fascinating book and thesis. Peace, Padre Steve+

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This is a book review of Jill Lepore’s bookThe Name of War: The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity” Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York NY. 1999

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The thesis of Jill Lepore’s book In the Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity” is that King Philip’s War helped lay the foundation of American identity. Lepore postulates that the history of the war and the war itself cannot be separated especially in regard to the identity of the participants.  This is of particular interest in how the participants record the history of the war and how it influences their perception of themselves and their enemies.

War and how it is recorded in history can define a people. Examples of this can be seen throughout history. For instance the history and identity of…

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