Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop (Library of American Biography Series) / Edition 3

Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop (Library of American Biography Series) / Edition 3

by Edmund S. Morgan
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321478061
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/19/2006
Series:
Library of American Biography Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
449,499
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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

Index 207

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