The Other Samuel Johnson: A Psychohistory of Early New England

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1978 - Religion - 247 pages
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Examines the life of the American Samuel Johnson, the first president of King's College, forerunner of Columbia College. In tracing Johnson's long career from his Puritan origins through his remarkable conversion to the Church of England, the author introduces the theories of psychohistory, an approach that is concerned with both individual psychology and more general cultural patterns.

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Abbreviations Used in the Notes
The True Disciple
An Inordinate Veneration
Appetites Tame and Pliable
His Ruling Passion
In Unity with the Body of Christ
A Friend to His Country
Our Fathers House
Surprising Convulsions and Involuntary Agitation
Cultivating the Rising Generation
This Decaying Body

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Peter N. Carroll was born in Queens, New York, and received his B.A. from Queens College and his history Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has taught the U.S. history survey course at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and San Francisco State University; consulted on literally dozens of textbooks; and worked with survey course teachers for the National Faculty in the 1990s. He also works with his local high school s AP U.S. history survey course. He has also taught U.S. cultural and intellectual history at the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California at Berkeley. Carroll s publications include IT SEEMED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED: AMERICA IN THE 1970S, rev. ed. (Rutgers University, 1990), KEEPING TIME: MEMORY, NOSTALGIA, AND THE ART OF HISTORY (University of Georgia Press, 1990), and AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: THE ODYSSEY OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE (Stanford University Press, 1994). Carroll and his partner, author Jeannette Ferrary, live in Belmont, California.

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