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Longman is proud to publish the Library of American Biography series, offering ideal reading for introductory and upper-level course in United States history. These concise biographies focus on individuals whose actions and ideas greatly influenced American history and relate the lives of the subjects to the issues and events of their times.
Under new series editor Mark C. Carnes, the Library of American Biography series is being revised and updated with today's students in mind. All volumes are now offered at a lower price, and each new volume includes Study and Discussion Questions, which encourage readers to reflect on the role of the profiled individual in shaping American history.
This edition begins with a new preface by series editor mark C. Carnes that illustrates the importance of this classic work to the field.
Edmund S. Morgan has authored a new set of Study and Discussion Questions for this edition to help students explore the challenges the world presented to Winthrop.
Series editor Mark C. Carnes has written an additional set of chapter-by-chapter Study and Discussion Questions, collected at the end of the book, to help guide students in their comprehension and analysis of the text.
Editor's Preface ix
Author's Preface xi
1 The Taming of the Heart 1
2 Evil and Declining Times 15
3 A Shelter and a Hiding Place 29
4 The Way to a New England 41
5 Survival 49
6 A Special Commission 63
7 A Due Form of Government 77
8 Leniency Rebuked 93
9 Separatism Unleashed 107
10 Seventeenth-Century Nihilism 125
11 The New England Way 145
12 New England or Old 163
13 Foreign Affairs 173
Study and Discussion Questions 193
A Note on the Sources 201
Posted September 29, 2009
This book basically describes the life of John Winthrop mainly focusing on the time when he came to the New World in hopes to set up a Puritan Society. This is told through 3rd person its more text book like and can be very boring if your not into history. If your looking for a book that will have up till 3 in the morning not wanting to put the book down this is not for you...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 21, 2002
American Jews and Christians need not go far in looking for a radical retro group of believers than Winthrop's Mass. Bay Colony. Morgan, with no awareness of the parallels that would surface in 2001, paints the picture of a group who want to go back in time, beyond Mohammed and beyond Bethleham. Understanding and acknowledging this very real facet of Colonial American reality gives the reader a sense of 'relative religious radicalism.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.