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Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall / Edition 1
     

Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall / Edition 1

by Melvin Yazawa, Mel Yazawa
 

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ISBN-10: 0312133944

ISBN-13: 9780312133948

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


Puritan judge Samuel Sewall witnessed or participated in many of the most important imperial episodes of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Massachusetts. These episodes punctuated his diary, which he kept daily for 55 years to record the issues that concerned him most — family, church, and town. Five representative years from his diary —

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Puritan judge Samuel Sewall witnessed or participated in many of the most important imperial episodes of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Massachusetts. These episodes punctuated his diary, which he kept daily for 55 years to record the issues that concerned him most — family, church, and town. Five representative years from his diary — 1685, 1696, 1706, 1717, 1726 — are reprinted here in their entirety.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312133948
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAMUEL SEWALL

Family Church Town A Note on the Selections

PART II. THE DIARY

1. "Major Dudley Produced the Exemplification of the Charter's Condemnation"
Diary, 1685
Diary, 1686

2. "Love to Thee and Our Dear Quaternion: S.H.E.J."
Diary 1696

3. "My Dear Wife May Now Leave Off Bearing"
Diary, 1706

4. "This Daughter Was Much His Delight"
Diary, 1717

5. "I Am Happy in a Third Wife"
Diary, 1726

Epilogue

APPENDICES

A Sewall Chronology (1629-1730)
Questions for Consideration Selected Bibliography

Index

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