Lovewells fight speaks to the importance of military analysis to the loss of daily life patterns due to incessant conflicts and to an even darker facet of northeastern borderlands history i robert e cray lovewells fight war death and memory in borderland new england university of massachusetts press 2014 2 26. War death and memory in borderland new england robert e cray revisits the clash known as lovewells fight and uses it to illuminate the themes of war death and memory in early new england he shows how a military operation plagued from the outset by poor decision making and further marred by less than heroic battlefield . Lovewels fight war death and memory in borderland new england by robert e cray amherst and boston university of massachusetts press 2014 213 pages 2595 paperback in 1725 a band of new england volunteers set off from dunstable massachusetts to the maine frontier in pursuit of the . Lovewells fight war death and memory in borderland new england robert e cray in may 1725 during a three year conflict between english colonists and the eastern abenaki nation a thirty four man expedition led by captain john lovewell set out to ambush their adversaries . Although lovewell himself was slain in the fighting he emerged a martyred hero celebrated in popular memory for standing his ground against a superior enemy force in this book robert e cray revisits the clash known as lovewells fight and uses it to illuminate the themes of war death and memory in early new england
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