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H170_summ_for_Final - History 170 Week 5 March 1 2010...

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1 History 170, Week 5, March 1, 2010 Reading Questions Primary Sources: Richard Hakluyt, John Winthrop, Thomas Harriot, and John White From Richard Hakluyt (1584): Why does Hakluyt write “Discourse on Western Plan n ing?” Why does he propose English migration to the Americas? Give three reasons. From John Winthrop (1629): Why does John Winthrop propose Puritan migration to the Americas? Give three reasons. How does he answer potential objections? From Thomas Hariot (1590) Why does Harriot write his essay? What impressions does he want to refute? What does he observe about Indian religious practices? About their death in such large numbers? What does he mean when he says they will have “cause to feare and love us” (35)? How does Hariot regard the natives? From John White (1590) What do John White’s drawings tell us about the natives the English encountered in Roanoke Island? Identify three characteristics. Who are the Pictes (p. 51)?
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2 History 170, Week 6 Reading Questions Secondary source: The Pequot War (Chapters 1, 2, and 5) Primary Source: Mary Rowlandson’s “Sovereignty and Goodness of God” From The Pequot War (Chapters 1, 2, and 5) 1. Why does Cave write the book? What is the New England epic he wants to refute? 2. Chapter 1: “We begin our story of the Pequot War not by recounting events but by describing a state of mind. .” Why does he do this? What is the Puritan state of mind he describes? 3. On p. 17, Cave writes that “experience” did not affect the Puritans’ assessment of native character. What does he mean by this? 4. If not a “witch,” what did the shaman represent for the New England natives? (24 -25) 5. Why do the Puritans regard the Indians as lazy and un-virtuous? 6. What do we learn about New England natives’ politics and war? (37 -39) 7. What kind of evidence shows reveals that the Pequots were not an “invading” group in New England? (40-42) 8. How did the Indians regard the English? (44-46) 9. Cave notes that the Pequot War was the “unexpected and inadvertent consequence” of Pequot - Narragansett rivalry. What does he mean? And how does this relate to his earlier argument about the “Puritan mindset?” 10. How do the Dutch figure in the Pequot War? (54-59) 11. Why did the Pequots and Narragansetts compete in the 1630s? Why were the Pequots not victims? (176) 12. I n 1637, Reverend Higginson declared that “the eyes of all the Indians of the country are upon the English. .” (169) In 1629, Winthrop had declared that “all eyes are upon us.” Explain. 13. Why did Puritans fear “Indianiazing? (172) 14. How do Indians symbolize the American experience of the frontier? 15. How does the Pequot War relate to the Spanish or French encounters? From
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