The Puritan Dilemma Book

The Puritan Dilemma


  • Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000047254473

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The Puritan Dilemma Book
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The Puritan Dilemma


  • Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Governors
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000128336

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The Puritan Dilemma Book Description :

The story of John Winthrop.

The Puritan Dilemma Book

The Puritan Dilemma


  • Author : Edmund S. Morgan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1958
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The Puritan Dilemma


  • Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Longman
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 0321478061

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The Puritan Dilemma Book Description :

Caught between the ideals of God's Law and the practical needs of the people, John Winthrop walked a line few could tread. In every aspect of our society today we see the workings of the tension between individual freedom and the demands of authority. Here is the story of the people that brought this idea to our shores: the Puritans. Edmund Morgan relates the hardships and triumphs of the Puritan movement through this vivid account of its most influential leader, John Winthrop. The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma  1641 1660 Book

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma 1641 1660


  • Author : Arthur E. Barker
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1976-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442633278

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Milton and the Puritan Dilemma 1641 1660 Book Description :

This analysis of the progressive definition of John Milton’s social, political, and religious opinions during the fertile years of the Puritan Revolution has become a classic work of scholarship in the thirty-five years since it was first published. Professor Barker interprets Milton’s development in the light of his personal problems and of the changing climate of opinion among his revolutionary associates.

A Church Halfly Reformed Book

A Church Halfly Reformed


  • Author : Peter Adam
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: England
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:646509312

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John Winthrop s World Book

John Winthrop s World


  • Author : James G. Moseley
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0299135349

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John Winthrop s World Book Description :

One of the most famous American journals is that of seventeenth-century Puritan leader John Winthrop. As the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, an office he held with few interruptions for two decades, he worked to establish a society in which he thought true Christianity could flourish, beyond the reach of the unfaithful Church of England. Winthrop recorded the daily events of his life--the political infighting and religious disputes among Puritans, as well as their relations with other colonists, Indians, and England. His journal is a window into a world that, while unfamiliar, continues to influence our sense of the meaning of America. In the first in-depth study of Winthrop since 1958, James G. Moseley provides a fascinating new look at this extraordinary man, paying careful attention to the connections between Winthrop's political activity and his writing. Moseley first examines Winthrop as a writer, using the journal to analyze Winthrop as a man resolving challenges based as much on his acutely pragmatic intelligence as on his deeply felt religious convictions. Second, Moseley traces how historians have responded to Winthrop--how his famous journal has been read and misread by those who have filtered the man and his cultural context through many lenses. By examining Winthrop's ancestors and early life in England, especially the religious changes he experienced, Moseley removes the blinders of modernism, portraying Winthrop as never before. He shows how Winthrop's successful struggle to accept the deaths of his first two wives led him away from moralistic views of Christianity, himself, and his world to more magnanimous views. Arguing that writing was the medium through which Winthrop developed his capacity for leadership, Moseley shows how the journal enabled Winthrop to reflect objectively on his situation and to adjust his behavior. Winthrop was, Moseley suggests, not only a politician but a historian, and his interpretations of foundational eve

The Puritan Tradition in America  1620 1730 Book

The Puritan Tradition in America 1620 1730


  • Author : Alden T. Vaughan
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0874518520

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The Puritan Tradition in America 1620 1730 Book Description :

A classic documentary collection on New England's Puritan roots is once again available, with new material.

The Puritan Family Book
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The Puritan Family


  • Author : Edmund S. Morgan
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Release Date : 1987-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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Race and Redemption in Puritan New England Book

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England


  • Author : Richard A. Bailey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199710621

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Race and Redemption in Puritan New England Book Description :

As colonists made their way to New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a "citty upon a hill." Living the godly life preached by John Winthrop would have proved difficult even had these puritans inhabited the colonies alone, but this was not the case: this new landscape included colonists from Europe, indigenous Americans, and enslaved Africans. In Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, Richard A. Bailey investigates the ways that colonial New Englanders used, constructed, and re-constructed their puritanism to make sense of their new realities. As they did so, they created more than a tenuous existence together. They also constructed race out of the spiritual freedom of puritanism.

The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson Book

The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson


  • Author : Michael Paul Winship
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060600312

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The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson Book Description :

Anne Hutchinson was perhaps the most famous Englishwoman in colonial American history, viewed in later centuries as a crusader for religious liberty and a prototypical feminist. Michael Winship disentangles what really happened from the legends that have misrepresented her for so long

Puritan Political Ideas Book

Puritan Political Ideas


  • Author : Edmund S. Morgan
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 0872206874

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Puritan Political Ideas Book Description :

In this unique collection, noted historian Edmund Morgan focuses upon three ideas that lay at the root of Puritan political theory and have had a continuing significance in our history: calling, covenant, and the separate spheres of church and state. The selections show the origin of these ideas in the writings of the early English Puritans before the colonization of America, in seventeenth century New England, and finally in new contexts in the eighteenth century. One may read these documents as primary sources of Puritan thought per se, as sources of American intellectual history, or as sources of a political theory that flowered in the early years of the new constitutional republic. --from the Foreword

New England Frontier Book

New England Frontier


  • Author : Alden T. Vaughan
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 080612718X

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New England Frontier Book Description :

In contrast to most accounts of Puritan-Indian relations, "New England Frontier "argues that the first two generations of""Puritan settlers were neither generally hostile toward their""Indian neighbors nor indifferent to their territorial rights.""Rather, American Puritans-especially their political and""religious leaders-sought peaceful and equitable relations""as the first step in molding the Indians into neo-Englishmen.""When accumulated Indian resentments culminated in the""war of 1675, however, the relatively benign intercultural""contact of the preceding fifty-five-year period rapidly declined.""With a new introduction updating developments in""Puritan-Indian studies in the last fifteen years, this third""edition affords the reader a clear, balanced overview of a""complex and sensitive area of American history.""

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism Book

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism


  • Author : George McKenna
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300137675

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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism Book Description :

In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of American history to track the development of American patriotism. That patriotism—shaped by Reformation Protestantism and imbued with the American Puritan belief in a providential “errand”—has evolved over 350 years and influenced American political culture in both positive and negative ways, McKenna shows. The germ of the patriotism, an activist theology that stressed collective rather than individual salvation, began in the late 1630s in New England and traveled across the continent, eventually becoming a national phenomenon. Today, American patriotism still reflects its origins in the seventeenth century. By encouraging cohesion in a nation of diverse peoples and inspiring social reform, American patriotism has sometimes been a force for good. But the book also uncovers a darker side of the nation’s patriotism—a prejudice against the South in the nineteenth century, for example, and a tendency toward nativism and anti-Catholicism. Ironically, a great reversal has occurred, and today the most fervent believers in the Puritan narrative are the former “outsiders”—Catholics and Southerners. McKenna offers an interesting new perspective on patriotism’s role throughout American history, and he concludes with trenchant thoughts on its role in the post-9/11 era.

Heavenly Merchandize Book

Heavenly Merchandize


  • Author : Mark Valeri
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691162171

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Heavenly Merchandize Book Description :

Heavenly Merchandize offers a critical reexamination of religion's role in the creation of a market economy in early America. Focusing on the economic culture of New England, it views commerce through the eyes of four generations of Boston merchants, drawing upon their personal letters, diaries, business records, and sermon notes to reveal how merchants built a modern form of exchange out of profound transitions in the puritan understanding of discipline, providence, and the meaning of New England. Mark Valeri traces the careers of men like Robert Keayne, a London immigrant punished by his church for aggressive business practices; John Hull, a silversmith-turned-trader who helped to establish commercial networks in the West Indies; and Hugh Hall, one of New England's first slave traders. He explores how Boston ministers reconstituted their moral languages over the course of a century, from a scriptural discourse against many market practices to a providential worldview that justified England's commercial hegemony and legitimated the market as a divine construct. Valeri moves beyond simplistic readings that reduce commercial activity to secular mind-sets, and refutes the popular notion of an inherent affinity between puritanism and capitalism. He shows how changing ideas about what it meant to be pious and puritan informed the business practices of Boston's merchants, who filled their private notebooks with meditations on scripture and the natural order, founded and led churches, and inscribed spiritual reflections in their letters and diaries. Unprecedented in scope and rich with insights, Heavenly Merchandize illuminates the history behind the continuing American dilemma over morality and the marketplace.

Benjamin Franklin Book
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Benjamin Franklin


  • Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 0300101627

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Benjamin Franklin Book Description :

Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.

Jefferson s America  1760 1815 Book

Jefferson s America 1760 1815


  • Author : Norman K. Risjord
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 0742561240

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Jefferson s America 1760 1815 Book Description :

A captivating and lucid narrative of America's revolutionary generation, Jefferson's America takes the reader from the earliest rumblings of colonial dissent, through the crises of revolution and nation-making, to the heroic drama of the War of 1812. Risjord deftly weaves together strands of biography and social history with military and political history to depict the rich fabric of the young republic. While most writers on this period conclude with the end of the Revolution, the ratification of the Constitution, or the election of Jefferson, Risjord contends that there is a fundamental continuity in the history of the Early Republic. The basic problems involved in creating a stable, representative government were not resolved until the "second war of independence," a symbolic end for the Revolutionary generation, which produced a sense of national unity and determined the viability of the new nation. Risjord incorporates new social and economic perspectives, and he deals suggestively with the struggle over "who shall rule at home." Yet he still presents the pivotal events of the War for Independence, the framing of the Constitution, the "Revolution of 1800," and the War of 1812 in an interesting and understandable way. This is no watered-down version of the national myth, but a subtle and well-told story. The third edition reflects new research on a number of topics; including the role of women in the resistance to British measures; the impact of the Revolution on blacks, both slave and free; and the lot of the common soldier during the same period.

Winthrop s Journal Book

Winthrop s Journal


  • Author : John Winthrop
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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Winthrop s Journal Book Description :

John Winthrop (1587/8– 1649) served 12 years as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early days of the settlement. Volume 1 of his journal covers the years 1630-1640.