Brown Bag "Dam all pumpkin states": King Williams War in the North and Colonial Legitimacy 19 March 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Katie Moore, Boston University

In the spring of 1689, the Dominion of New England collapsed when provisional authorities in Boston and New York seized power. The governor-general was placed under house arrest and the northern garrisons ordered abandoned, exposing the English frontier to ongoing attacks by French and Abenaki soldiers. The following year, ad hoc colonial governments coordinated and launched attacks on Quebec and Montreal. How did Puritan divines and a German militia captain use war with the French to legitimate their authority to colonists, colonial leaders, and Native American allies? How did they justify strategy, finance, and diplomacy? Join us to learn more about this fascinating project. - This event has been rescheduled from February 5, when it was postponed due to snow..