So Dreadfull a Judgment: Puritan Responses to King Philip's War, 1676-1677

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For the newly established New England colonies, the war with the Indians of 1675-77 was a catastrophe that pushed the settlements perilously close to worldly ruin. Moreover, it seemed to call into question the religious mission and spiritual status of a group that considered itself a Chosen People, carrying out a divinely inspired "errand into the wilderness." Seven texts reprinted here reveal efforts of Puritan writers to make sense of King Philip's War. Largely unavailable since the 19th century, they represent...
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hardcover 1st ed Middletown. 1978. Wesleyan University Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 501 pages. hardcover. 0819550272. keywords: History America American Indian. ... inventory # 23943. FROM THE PUBLISHER-For the newly established New England colonies, the war with the Indians of 1675-77 was a catastrophe that pushed the settlements perilously close to worldly ruin. Moreover, it seemed to call into question the religious mission and spiritual status of a group that considered itself a Chosen People, carrying out a divinely inspired 'errand into the wilderness. ' Seven texts reprinted here reveal efforts of Puritan writers to make sense of King Philip's War. Largely unavailable since the 19th century, they represent the various divisions of Puritan society and literary forms typical of Puritan writing, from which emerged some of the most vital genres of American popular writing. Thoroughly annotated, the book contains a general introduction and introductions to each text. Read more Show Less

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For the newly established New England colonies, the war with the Indians of 1675-77 was a catastrophe that pushed the settlements perilously close to worldly ruin. Moreover, it seemed to call into question the religious mission and spiritual status of a group that considered itself a Chosen People, carrying out a divinely inspired "errand into the wilderness." Seven texts reprinted here reveal efforts of Puritan writers to make sense of King Philip's War. Largely unavailable since the 19th century, they represent the various divisions of Puritan society and literary forms typical of Puritan writing, from which emerged some of the most vital genres of American popular writing. Thoroughly annotated, the book contains a general introduction and introductions to each text.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819550279
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1978
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 501

Meet the Author

RICHARD SLOTKIN is Olin Professor of English at Wesleyan University. He wrote two books originally published by Wesleyan: Regeneration though Violence (1973), winner of the American Historical Association's Beveridge Award, and The Fatal Environment (1985), which won the Little Big Horn Association Award. He also wrote Gunfighter Nation (1992) and three historical novels.

JAMES K. FOLSOM was Professor of English at University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of The Western (1979), Timothy Flint (1965), and Man's Accidents and Gods Purposes (1963).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Increase Mather : Puritan Mythologist 55
Benjamin Tompson : First American Epic Poet 207
Thomas Wheeler : The Christian Hero 234
Samuel Nowell : Prophet of Preparedness 258
Mary Rowlandson : Captive Witness 301
Benjamin Church : King of the Wild Frontier 370
Bibliography 471
Index 477
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