A native of Bristol, Rhode Island—whose past he commemorated in his most recent book, Mount Hope —George Howe is a practicing Washington architect who has also made a highly successful career as a writer. This article will appear in his forthcoming book on Connecticut and Rhode Island, to be published by Harper & Brothers in their “Regions of America” series.
Was Parson Avery innocent of poor, pregnant Maria Cornell’s murder, as his fellow ministers maintained, or was a guilty hypocrite concealed by his cleric’s garb? A glimpse at the legal process in 1833 New England
The most serious threat to white colonization of New England was the Indian uprising of 1675-76, known as King Philip’s War. What follows is the story of the tragic man who led that futile struggle, Philip, chief of the Wampanoags. But perhaps it is just as much the story of Philip’s erstwhile friend and resourceful pursuer, Benjamin Church. This account is taken from George Howe’s superb history of Bristol, Rhode Island, Mount Hope, due in February from the Viking Press.