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Genre: History
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release: 1999
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000047254473

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The story of John Winthrop.

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Genre: Governors
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher:
Release: 1958
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X000128336

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Author: Edmund S. Morgan
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Release: 1958
File: Pages
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Caught between the ideals of God's Law and the practical needs of the people, John Winthrop walked a line few could tread. In every aspect of our society today we see the workings of the tension between individual freedom and the demands of authority. Here is the story of the people that brought this idea to our shores: the Puritans. Edmund Morgan relates the hardships and triumphs of the Puritan movement through this vivid account of its most influential leader, John Winthrop. The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
Release: 2007
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 0321478061

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This analysis of the progressive definition of John Milton’s social, political, and religious opinions during the fertile years of the Puritan Revolution has become a classic work of scholarship in the thirty-five years since it was first published. Professor Barker interprets Milton’s development in the light of his personal problems and of the changing climate of opinion among his revolutionary associates.

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Genre: History
Author: Arthur E. Barker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 1976-12-15
File: 466 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442633278

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Genre: Great Britain
Author: Arthur Edward Barker
Publisher:
Release: 1942
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802050255

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Genre: England
Author: Peter Adam
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Release: 1998
File: 33 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:646509312

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Author: Arthur Edward Barker
Publisher:
Release: 1942
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:601706909

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One of the most famous American journals is that of seventeenth-century Puritan leader John Winthrop. As the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, an office he held with few interruptions for two decades, he worked to establish a society in which he thought true Christianity could flourish, beyond the reach of the unfaithful Church of England. Winthrop recorded the daily events of his life--the political infighting and religious disputes among Puritans, as well as their relations with other colonists, Indians, and England. His journal is a window into a world that, while unfamiliar, continues to influence our sense of the meaning of America. In the first in-depth study of Winthrop since 1958, James G. Moseley provides a fascinating new look at this extraordinary man, paying careful attention to the connections between Winthrop's political activity and his writing. Moseley first examines Winthrop as a writer, using the journal to analyze Winthrop as a man resolving challenges based as much on his acutely pragmatic intelligence as on his deeply felt religious convictions. Second, Moseley traces how historians have responded to Winthrop--how his famous journal has been read and misread by those who have filtered the man and his cultural context through many lenses. By examining Winthrop's ancestors and early life in England, especially the religious changes he experienced, Moseley removes the blinders of modernism, portraying Winthrop as never before. He shows how Winthrop's successful struggle to accept the deaths of his first two wives led him away from moralistic views of Christianity, himself, and his world to more magnanimous views. Arguing that writing was the medium through which Winthrop developed his capacity for leadership, Moseley shows how the journal enabled Winthrop to reflect objectively on his situation and to adjust his behavior. Winthrop was, Moseley suggests, not only a politician but a historian, and his interpretations of foundational events in American history in his journal are an invaluable resource for understanding the nature of leadership and the meaning of liberty in Puritan America. Winthrop's World is a very graceful, well-written, and engaging narrative that provides new insight into the Puritan way of life and into the man who provided a window between our world and his.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: James G. Moseley
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release: 1992
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0299135349

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A classic documentary collection on New England's Puritan roots is once again available, with new material.

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Genre: History
Author: Alden T. Vaughan
Publisher: UPNE
Release: 1972
File: 348 Pages
ISBN-13: 0874518520

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