The Life and Times of Cotton Mather

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Welcome Rain Publishers, Nov 21, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 479 pages
3 Reviews
Reintroducing Kenneth Silverman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the most celebrated of all New England Puritans, at once a sophisticated work which succeeds admirably in presenting a complete portrait of a complex man and a groundbreaking study that accurately portrays Mather and his contemporaries as the first true American rather than European expatriates.

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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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User Review  - Tamhack - Goodreads

The author's conclusion: "To speak very generally now, but with no intent of putting Mather in a nutshell: he was the first person to write about the New World having never seen the Old. Much of his ... Read full review

Contents

MR COTTON MATHER
53
THE REVEREND COTTON MATHER
191
SILENCE DOGOOD
277
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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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