Footnotes and Further Reading

David Hoyt, Jr.

1757 - 1803
Footnote # 1

Much has been written on King Philip’s War, also referred to as Metacom’s War. The best standard account for many years has been Douglas E. Leach’s Flintlock and Tomahawk: New England in King Philip’s War (New York: 1958). More recent treatments include Jill Lepore, The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American National Identity (New York: 1998), and Eric B. Schultz and Michael Tougias, King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Legacy (Woodstock, VT: 1999).

Footnote # 2

For more on the history of early Deerfield, see Richard Melvoin, New England Outpost: War and Society in Colonial Deerfield (New York: 1989). The most recent and the best study of the Deerfield raid of 1704 is Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney, Captors and Captives: the 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield, (Amherst: 2003). An award winning website devoted to the raid and its participants, antecedents and legacy is Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704.

Footnote # 3

The genealogical information and family history contained in this narrative appear in George Sheldon’s two-volume History of Deerfield (Deerfield: 1895-96). All manuscript sources cited and depicted in this narrative are from the manuscript and museum collections of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, hereafter referred to as PVMA. Sheldon, History of Deerfield, v. II, p. 208.

Footnote # 4

Ibid, p. 214.

Footnote # 5

In addition to numerous articles, the best book-length treatment of the war in this region is still Robert Taylor’s Western Massachusetts in the American Revolution (Providence: 1954). An exciting new resource for those interested in community tensions on the eve of the American Revolution is Amelia F. Miller and A.R. Riggs, ed., Romance, Remedies, and Revolution : the Journal of Dr. Elihu Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1773-1775 (Amherst, 2007).

Footnote # 6

Sheldon, History of Deerfield, p. 724.

Footnote # 7

Ibid, p. 214.

Footnote # 8

PVMA Library Research Assistant Shirley Majewski.

Further Reading

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