Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians by Patrick Malone for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge. Here’s a sample:
Malone also asserts that the Indians learned the way of total warfare from Europeans. Because of the harsh religious wars in Europe such as the Thirty Years’ War, it was usual for armies to make war against civilians by firing villages and destroying crops. The Indians were at first shocked by the new increased intensity of war and the larger numbers of fatalities, which were unexampled in their previous experience.
Read the full review.
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