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John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise

ISBN-10: 0618181776

ISBN-13: 9780618181773

Edition: 2004 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Marc Aronson

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This carefully researched and insightful account by Sibert medalist Marc Aronson focuses on the intertwined lives of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Puritan Commonwealth in England. Set against a broad canvas of the turmoil that engulfed Britain in the 17th century, the book examines the clashes of the monarchy and the church with Parliament, which led these two powerful men to take opposite courses. Here is a panoramic view of the period, from elaborate masques to the trial of a heretic, from wars fought against Indians to dramatic battles led by cavalry, from the toppling of a king to the search for the ideal society.Packed with literary allusions, vivid descriptions of significant events, and a cast of memorable figures, this sweeping account picks up where the highly acclaimed Sir Walter Ralegh leaves off, providing another riveting look at British and early American history. Cast of characters, maps, endnotes and bibliography, Internet resources, timeline, index.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Why This Book
Cast of Characters
Prologue: Who Rules England?
A Royal Spectacle
Antichrist
The Prophet
The Godly
The British Heaven
"Notorious Whores"
The Wealthiest Commoner in All England
"No Bishop, No King"
The Puzzle of the Three Kingdoms
John Winthrop
Many Pleasures, One True Joy
God's Timetable
A Land of Promise
1630, Southampton, England
"A Great Marvel"
Freemen, and Faithful
Conscience
Hearts Set upon Heaven
The Purest
"Boast Not, Proud English"
Liberty of Conscience
Spirit
Anne Hutchinson, "The American Jezabel"
Trial
Of Monstrous Births
War
Hoggery
Severe Justice
Men on Horseback
"No Small Evils"
1637
"I Cannot Defend a Bad, nor Yield a Good Cause"
"A Rebellion Against Us and the Law"
Melancholy
Cavalier and Roundhead
"Come, My Boys, My Brave Boys"
Marston Moor
Forlorn Hope
Ironsides
The New Model
Calculating General or Godly Servant?
Naseby
Murder by Prayer
Heaven or Hell?
Agreement of the People
"High and Very Great Contentions"
"The Poorest He"
And She?
The Inner Light
"Behold the Head of a Traitor"
Diggers, Ranters, Baptists, Quakers, and the Army of Saints
Effusions of Blood
Legacies
Epilogue: British Hell, American Promise
The Rebel
The Glory
Endnotes and Bibliography
Timeline
Index