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- DescriptionIn 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 Goverr 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 as Puritan r as insular as most familiar stories imply. As the region evolved into British America's preeminent maritime region, the Atlantic Ocean served as a highway of commercial and cultural encounter, connecting white English settlers to different races and religious communities of the transatlantic world. The Puritan elect-but also Natives, African slaves, and n-Puritan white settlers-became active participants in the creation of colonial New England. Conforti discusses how these subcommunities of white, red, and black strangers to Protestant piety retained their own cultures, coexisted, and even thrived within and beyond the domains of Puritan settlement, creating tensions and pressure points in the later development of early America.
- Author BiographyJoseph A. Conforti is a professor of American and New England studies at the University of Southern Maine.
- Author(s)Joseph A. Conforti
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication05/12/2005
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleRegional Perspectives on Early America
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note11, 7 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings
- Weight385 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Interest AgeFrom 13
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