The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards

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UPNE, 1995 - History - 255 pages
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The comprehensive history of a system of faith that shaped the nation.
  

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Not always the most thrilling read, Bremer's Experiment will give you a thorough foundation in Puritan Studies with lots of suggestions for further reading. A must-read for anyone studying early American literature. Read full review

Contents

The Origins and Growth of the Puritan Movement
1
Its Essence and Attraction 75
15
j Sources of the Great Migration
29
The Erection of a City on a Hill
55
Connecticut New Haven Rhode Island and the Eastern Frontier
73
The Colony Level
86
The Community
101
New England and Puritan England 2
125
Pluralism and Declension
154
New Englands Encounters with Metacom Governor Andros and the Witches
168
Art and Science in Colonial New England
186
Race Relations 799
199
Puritanism in the Neglected Decades
209
Enlightenment and Evangelicalism
225
Suggestions for Further Reading
234
Index
249

p The New England Way in an Age of Religious Ferment ?
131
Changes in Restoration New England
141

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About the author (1995)

FRANCIS J. BREMER is emeritus professor of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. A leading authority on Puritanism, he is the author of numerous books, including First Founders: American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World and the award-winning biography John Winthrop: America’s Forgotten Founding Father.

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