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The Puritans in America: A Narrative Anthology
edited by Alan Heimert and Andrew Delbanco
Harvard University Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-674-74066-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-03849-3
Library of Congress Classification BX9318.P87 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 285.90974

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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