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

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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.

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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
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 314,608
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (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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  • Posted September 29, 2009

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    Interesting but not Entertaining

    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...

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