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William Hubbard,
The Present State of New-England. Being a Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New-England...

London: Tho. Parkhurst, 1677.

Hubbard produced his history of the Indian rebellion known as King Philip's War the year after the war ended. In proportion to population, this conflict still stands as the most fatal in American history, claiming nearly nine thousand lives out of eighty thousand residents (English and Native) in New England. Hubbard, a Puritan minister, makes sense of the war in providential terms, describing the Indians as diabolical "agents" sent to test Puritan resolve.

Map from this edition Hubbard

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