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New England's Crises and Cultural Memory Literature, Politics, History, Religion, 1620-1860

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ISBN-10: 0521826837

ISBN-13: 9780521826839

Edition: 2004

Authors: John McWilliams, Albert Gelpi, Ross Posnock

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John McWilliams' book is an ambitious attempt to review New England history and literature from the Puritans through the Revolutionary period to the antebellum era. McWilliams demonstrates how successive narratives of crises, real or imagined, reflected historical realities which proved adaptable to later settlers. Offering an all-encompassing narrative of one crucial region in the American literary and historical experience, he brings to light new contexts for understanding crucial events in early American literature and history.
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Book details

List price: $154.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

John McWilliams is Abernethy Professor of American Literature at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is the author of Political Justice in a Republic: James Fenimore Cooper's America (1972), Hawthorne, Melville and the American Character (Cambridge, 1984) and The American Epic (Cambridge, 1989).

Introduction: Crisis rheoric: exclusion in New England history
Plantation and Settlement
Of corn, no corn, and Christian courage
Thomas Morton: phoenix of New England memory
Trying Anne
Time of Troubles
A cloud of blood: King Philip's War
The axe at the root of the tree: Scarlet Governors and Gray Champions
Race, war, and white magic: the neglected legacy of Salem
Boston revolt and Puritan restoration: 1760-1775
Shots heard round the world
Abolition, "white slavery," and regional pride
Epilogue: "bodiless echoes"