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Samuel Penhallow

(1665—1726) politician and historian in America


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(1665–1726), emigrated from England to New Hampshire (1686), where he became prominent in public affairs. He wrote a History of the Wars of New-England with the Eastern Indians (1726), a vivid, realistic account of Indian assaults, containing frequent parallels between the heroism of Indian fighters and the deeds of Greek and Roman warriors.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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