Alden T. Vaughan

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Alden Vaughan is an Affiliate Professor at Clark University. In 1994, he became a Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, where he taught for over three decades. His research examines British America in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, especially the interaction of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans. Selected publications include: New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675, Roots of American Racism: Essays on the Colonial Experience Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1470-1776.

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June 1966

The battle smoke of the Revolution had scarcely cleared when desperate economic conditions in Massachusetts led former patriots to rise against the government they had created. The fear this event aroused played an important part in shaping the new Constitution of the United States