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Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500–1865 by Wayne E. Lee (review)

Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500–1865 by Wayne E. Lee (review) Book Reviews This book is a synthesis. Much of the information and discussion is well known to historians of early North America, particularly to those who research and teach the period before the 1770s. The strength of the book, however, lies in the incredible breadth of the information, the depth of knowledge, and the reconceptualization of the time periods across national boundaries. By tying together the anthropological knowledge of Native America before contact with Europeans, through the development of societies including Natives, Africans, and Europeans across the continent, Richter has reminded historians of an important lesson. We cannot simply know that the past informs the present; we must always dig a little deeper and actively try to incorporate that knowledge into our interpretation and teaching. marsha hamilton University of South Alabama Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500­1865. By wayne e. lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 352 pp. $34.95 (cloth). The subject of Wayne E. Lee's book is both narrower and broader than its title might suggest: narrower, because it does not survey AngloAmerican warfare between 1500 and 1865 in its entirety; broader, because it seeks to establish universals about restraint and frightfulness in warfare. Particularly interested http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500–1865 by Wayne E. Lee (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 24 (1) – Aug 7, 2013

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Book Reviews This book is a synthesis. Much of the information and discussion is well known to historians of early North America, particularly to those who research and teach the period before the 1770s. The strength of the book, however, lies in the incredible breadth of the information, the depth of knowledge, and the reconceptualization of the time periods across national boundaries. By tying together the anthropological knowledge of Native America before contact with Europeans, through the development of societies including Natives, Africans, and Europeans across the continent, Richter has reminded historians of an important lesson. We cannot simply know that the past informs the present; we must always dig a little deeper and actively try to incorporate that knowledge into our interpretation and teaching. marsha hamilton University of South Alabama Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500­1865. By wayne e. lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 352 pp. $34.95 (cloth). The subject of Wayne E. Lee's book is both narrower and broader than its title might suggest: narrower, because it does not survey AngloAmerican warfare between 1500 and 1865 in its entirety; broader, because it seeks to establish universals about restraint and frightfulness in warfare. Particularly interested

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 7, 2013

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