The Puritans in America

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 456 pages
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Exiled from England, the Puritans settled in what Cromwell called "a poor, cold, and useless" place--where they created a body of ideas and aspirations that were essential in the shaping of American religion, politics, and culture. In a felicitous blend of documents and narrative Heimert and Delbanco recapture the sweep and restless change of Puritan thought from its incipient Americanism through its dominance in New England society to its fragmentation in the face of dissent from within and without.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
LOOMINGS
17
THE MIGRATION
37
CITY ON A HILL
123
O NEW ENGLAND
189
COMING OF AGE
273
THE DISPERSION OF THE NEW ENGLAND WAY
379
Afterword
405
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
415
INDEX
433
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Alan Heimert is Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University.

Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

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