The life and times of Cotton Mather

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 479 pages
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A biography of a man who influenced the thought and conduct of Colonial America.

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User Review  - Christian Engler - Goodreads

Religion, next to poor economic conditions, was primarily responsible for the foundation of the colonies. It too was the backbone for its evolvement. And one of the chief leaders in that unfolding was ... Read full review

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“Cotton wished to have God in his thoughts every waking moment. To attain that high end he practiced a 'spiritual Alchemy.' This meant ceaselessly creating brief petitions and supplications ... Read full review

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Contents

COTTONUS MATHERUS
1
MR COTTON MATHER
53
THE REVEREND COTTON MATHER
191
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A specialist in American culture and literature, Silverman received a Pulitzer Prize in biography and a Bancroft Prize in American history, both in 1985, for The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1984). His most recent biography is a psychological portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Critics have consistently noted Silverman's masterful range and his skill at presenting his figures as complex human beings of great depth.

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