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Saints and Strangers New England in British North America

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ISBN-10: 0801882540

ISBN-13: 9780801882548

Edition: 2006

Authors: Joseph A. Conforti

List price: $22.00
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In the first general history of colonial New England to be published in over twenty-five years, Joseph A. Conforti synthesizes current and classic scholarship to explore how Puritan saints and "strangers" to Puritanism participated in the making of colonial New England. Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's famous description of New England as a "city upon a hill" has tended to reduce the region's history to an exclusively Pilgrim-Puritan drama, a world of narrow-minded founders, the First Thanksgiving, steepled churches, and the Salem witchcraft trials. In a concise volume aimed at general readers and college students as well as historians, Conforti shows that New England was neither…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Prologue : city upon a hill
Native New England : from precontact to colonial beginnings
Puritan New England, 1620-1660
Beyond Puritan New England : profane, maritime, and dissenting borderlands
New England besieged, 1660-1700
Saints and strangers in the eighteenth century
Provincial New England : the eighteenth-century empire of liberty, commerce, and Protestantism
Epilogue : from the city upon a hill to Plymouth Rock