Silverman, David J

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This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

Silverman’s reconstruction of the world of the Wampanoag provides fascinating insights for both general readers and scholars into the early years of the colonization of Massachusetts, situating not only Thanksgiving within the nation’s history but also the tragedy of King Philip’s War.

Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

This thought-provoking work will appeal to all readers interested in the history of North America.

Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

This book is more about rallying the troops than convincing outsiders to join the battle. Thus, believers will most likely be so busy being offended at Silverman's barbs to notice the excellent points interspersed. Nonbelievers of all kinds are more likely to appreciate and be challenged.

Red Brethren

For academic readers interested in the construction of race, this highly recommended work should be read alongside Nancy Shoemaker's A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America. For a different perspective on Brothertown, see Brad D.E. Jarvis's The Brothertown Nation of Indians.

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