The Colonization of New England

Authors: Andy Anderson*, Amherst College
Topics: Historical Geography, Migration, Landscape
Keywords: New England, Colonization, Migration, Landscape, History
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The early colonial period of English migration into New England produced an intricate pattern of settlement that began in coastal regions in 1620 and proceeded inland to contiguous areas, but also often accelerated along waterways and passed over rugged terrain to better land for farming. The result was that many settlements were less defensible from attacks by Native Americans, which reached their peak during King Philip’s war in 1675. This poster presents a map that integrates landscape, hydrography, settlement expansion, and historical events to display a fascinating tapestry of human migration.

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