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American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America

Author: Edmund S Morgan
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reexamines the lives of acknowledged American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and reevaluates the legacies of religious figures such as Anne Hutchinson, whose trial for heresy and banishment riveted the colonies in 1637, and lesser-known martyrs such as Mary Easty and Giles Cory, executed for practicing witchcraft.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund S Morgan
ISBN: 9780393304541 039330454X
OCLC Number: 708190908
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The conquerors --
Dangerous books --
The unyielding Indian --
John Winthrop's vision --
The Puritans and sex --
The problems of a Puritan heiress --
The case against Anne Hutchinson --
The Puritan's Puritan: Michael Wigglesworth --
The courage of Giles Cory and Mary Easty --
Postscript: Philadelphia 1787 --
The contentious Quaker: William Penn --
Ezra Stiles and Timothy Dwight --
The power of negative thinking: Benjamin Franklin and George Washington --
The end of Franklin's pragmatism --
The founding fathers' problem: representation --
The role of the Antifederalists --
The genius of Perry Miller.
Responsibility: Edmund S. Morgan.

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