“Conflict and Religion” in Colonial New England

By and large, European conflicts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries triggered a proxy conflict on the American continent, and often these American wars possessed an extra wrinkle shaped by the very real religious and cultural differences that existed between natives and Englishmen. Discuss the nature of conflict between the English and the natives in colonial New England. What characterized the violence that existed between the two groups of people? What role did religion play in the conflict of the age?

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