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Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England," 1630-1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Massachusetts

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The History of New England from 1630 to 1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Massachusetts

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The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 867

For 350 years Governor John Winthrop's journal has been recognized as the central source for the history of Massachusetts in the 1630s and 1640s. Winthrop reported events--especially religious and political events--more fully and more candidly than any other contemporary observer. The governor's journal has been edited and published three times since 1790, but these editions are long outmoded. Richard Dunn and Laetitia Yeandle have now prepared a long-awaited scholarly edition, complete with introduction, notes, and appendices. This full-scale, unabridged edition uses the manuscript volumes of the first and third notebooks (both carefully preserved at the Massachusetts Historical Society), retaining their spelling and punctuation, and James Savage's transcription of the middle notebook (accidentally destroyed in 1825). Winthrop's narrative began as a journal and evolved into a history. As a dedicated Puritan convert, Winthrop decided to emigrate to America in 1630 with members of the Massachusetts Bay Company, who had chosen him as their governor. Just before sailing, he began a day-to-day account of his voyage. He continued his journal when he reached Massachusetts, at first making brief and irregular entries, followed by more frequent writing sessions and contemporaneous reporting, and finally, from 1643 onward, engaging in only irregular writing sessions and retrospective reporting. Naturally he found little good to say about such outright adversaries as Thomas Morton, Roger Williams, and Anne Hutchinson. Yet he was also adept at thrusting barbs at most of the other prominent players: John Endecott, Henry Vane, and Richard Saltonstall, among others. Winthrop built lasting significance into the seemingly small-scale actions of a few thousand colonists in early New England, which is why his journal will remain an important historical source.

The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century

Author: Bernard Bailyn

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447489144

Category: History

Page: 266

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In detail Bailyn here presents the struggle of the merchants to achieve full social recognition as their successes in trade and in such industries as fishing and lumbering offered them avenues to power. Surveying the rise of merchant families, he offers a look in depth of the emergence of a new social group whose interests and changing social position powerfully affected the developing character of American society.

Winthrop's Journal, History of New England, 1630-1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230220383


Page: 132

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... this state, persuaded them to remove to Eleutheria, which they began to listen unto, but after they had seen a copy of his commission and articles, etc. (though he undertook to them, that the company in England would alter any thing they should desire, yet) they paused upon it (for the church were very orthodox and zealous for the truth) and would not resolve before they had received advice from us. Whereupon letters were returned to them, dissuading them from joining with that people under those terms. (9) (November) 2.] Here arrived a Dutch hoy of about 30 tons, with cordage and other goods, seven men in her. She came from the Isle of Wight hither in five weeks. 18.] One Bezaleel Payton of the church of Boston, coming from Barbados in a vessel of 60 tons, was taken with a great storm of wind and rain at east in the night, between Cape Cod and the bay, so as he was forced to put out two anchors; but the storm increasing, they were put from their anchors, and seeing no way but death before their eyes, they commended themselves to the Lord, who delivered them marvelously, for they were carried among Conyhasset rocks, yet touched none of them, and put on shore upon a beach, and presently there came a mighty sea, which lifted their vessel over the beach into a smooth water, and after the storm was over, they used means, and gate her safe out. The like example of the blessing of prayer fell out not long after in saving a small open vessel of ours, wherein was one Richard Collicut of the church of Dorchester, who being eastward about trading was carried by a violent storm among the rocks, where they could find no place to get out. So they went to prayer, and presently there came a great sea, and heaved their vessel over into the open sea, in...

Winthrop's Journal

"History of New England", 1630-1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Massachusetts

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New England Frontier

Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675

Author: Alden T. Vaughan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127187

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 4086

In contrast to most accounts of Puritan-Indian relations, "New England Frontier "argues that the first two generations of""Puritan settlers were neither generally hostile toward their""Indian neighbors nor indifferent to their territorial rights.""Rather, American Puritans-especially their political and""religious leaders-sought peaceful and equitable relations""as the first step in molding the Indians into neo-Englishmen.""When accumulated Indian resentments culminated in the""war of 1675, however, the relatively benign intercultural""contact of the preceding fifty-five-year period rapidly declined.""With a new introduction updating developments in""Puritan-Indian studies in the last fifteen years, this third""edition affords the reader a clear, balanced overview of a""complex and sensitive area of American history.""

A City Upon a Hill

Author: N.A

Publisher: Regnery Pub

ISBN: 9781596987746

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Speeches by Ronald Reagan Before the Conservative Political Action Conference 1974–1988

The Founding of Harvard College

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674314511

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Morison here traces the roots of American universities in Europe, as they have perhaps never been traced before; and with mellow erudition, frequent flashes of wit, and a lively contemporary perspective, he sketches in a realistic picture of the founding of the first American university north of the Rio Grande.

After the Siege

A Social History of Boston 1775-1800

Author: Jacqueline Barbara Carr

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536299

Category: History

Page: 318

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During the late 1770s, Boston's townspeople were struggling to rebuild a community devastated by British occupation, the ensuing siege by the Continental Army, and the Revolutionary war years. After the British attacked Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, Boston's population plummeted from 15,000 civilians to less than 3,000, property was destroyed and plundered, and the economy was on the verge of collapse. How the once thriving colonial seaport and its demoralized inhabitants recovered in the wake of such demographic, physical, and economic ruin is the subject of this compelling and well-researched work. Drawing on extensive primary sources, including ward tax assessors' Taking Books, church records, census records, birth and marriage records, newspaper accounts, and town directories, Jacqueline Barbara Carr brings to life Boston's remarkable rebirth as a flourishing cosmopolitan city at the dawn of the nineteenth century. She examines this watershed period in the city's social and cultural history from the perspective of the town's ordinary men and women, both white and African American, re-creating the determined community of laborers, artisans, tradesmen, mechanics, and seamen who demonstrated an incredible perseverance in reshaping their shattered town and lives. Filled with fascinating and dramatic stories of hardship, conflict, continuity, and change, the engaging narrative describes how Boston rebounded in less than twenty-five years through the efforts of inhabitants who survived the ordeal of the siege, those who fled British occupation and returned after the war, and the influx of citizens from many different places seeking new opportunities in the growing city. Carr explores the complex forces that drove Boston's transformation, taking into consideration such topics as the built environment and the town's neighborhoods, the impact of town government on peoples' lives, the day-to-day trials of restoring and managing the community, the effect of the postwar economy on work and daily life, and forms of leisure and theater entertainment.

Puritan Family Life

The Diary of Samuel Sewall

Author: Judith S. Graham

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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Examines the diary of the prominent Boston jurist, Samuel Sewall, and shows how his descriptions of home and Puritan family life contradict the common understanding of the repressive and joyless Puritan household.

Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691

Author: Eugene Aubrey Stratton

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 9780916489182

Category: History

Page: 481

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Traces the religious, political, and social history of the New England colony of Plymouth.

Worldly Saints

The Puritans As They Really Were

Author: Leland Ryken

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310874289

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 4651

"Ryken's Worldly Saints offers a fine introduction to seventeenth-century Puritanism in its English and American contexts. The work is rich in quotations from Puritan worthies and is ideally suited to general readers who have not delved widely into Puritan literature. It will also be a source of information and inspiration to those who seek a clearer understanding of the Puritan roots of American Christianity." -Harry Stout, Yale University "...the typical Puritans were not wild men, fierce and freaky, religious fanatics and social extremists, but sober, conscientious, and cultured citizens, persons of principle, determined and disciplined excelling in the domestic virtues, and with no obvious shortcomings save a tendency to run to words when saying anything important, whether to God or to a man. At last the record has been put straight." -J.I. Packer, Regent College "Worldly Saints provides a revealing treasury of primary and secondary evidence for understanding the Puritans, who they were, what they believed, and how they acted. This is a book of value and interest for scholars and students, clergy and laity alike." -Roland Mushat Frye, University of Pennsylvania "A very persuasive...most interesting book...stuffed with quotations from Puritan sources, almost to the point of making it a mini-anthology." -Publishers Weekly "With Worldly Saints, Christians of all persuasions have a tool that provides ready access to the vast treasures of Puritan thought." -Christianity Today "Ryken writes with a vigor and enthusiasm that makes delightful reading-never a dull moment." -Fides et Historia "Worldly Saints provides a valuable picture of Puritan life and values. It should be useful for general readers as well as for students of history and literature." -Christianity and Literature

Winthrop's Journal, History of New England, 1630-1649, Volume 7, Issue 2... - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298045959


Page: 410

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The Pequot War

Author: Alfred A. Cave

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558490307

Category: History

Page: 219

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This book offers the first full-scale analysis of the Pequot War (1636-37), a pivotal event in New England colonial history. Through an innovative rereading of the Puritan sources, Alfred A. Cave refutes claims that settlers acted defensively to counter a Pequot conspiracy to exterminate Europeans. Drawing on archaeological, linguistic, and anthropological evidences to trace the evolution of the conflict, he sheds new light on the motivations of the Pequots and their Indian allies. He also provides a reappraisal of the interaction of ideology and self- interest as motivating factors in the Puritan attack on the Pequots.

John Winthrop

America's Forgotten Founding Father

Author: Francis J. Bremer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195179811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 478

View: 6393

The first full-length biography of the first governor of the Massechusetts Bay Colony delves deeply into the life of this seminal figure in the formation of American society and culture.

Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Author: George Francis Dow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486255651

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 6101

Comprehensive account of 17th-century life describes early dwellings, furnishings, trade, crime, punishment, more. Contemporary records; over 100 historic pictures.

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers ...: Socrates. Seneca. Aristotle. Marcus Aurelius. Spinoza. Swedenborg

Author: Elbert Hubbard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophers

Page: N.A

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