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The American Puritans, their prose and poetry.

Author: Perry Miller
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1956.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Selections from the writings of Puritans in New England in the first century of colonial life.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
American Puritans, their prose and poetry.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1956
(OCoLC)575631553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Miller
ISBN: 023105419X 9780231054195
OCLC Number: 269962
Description: 346 pages illustrations 18 cm.
Contents: Part I. History --
Of Plymouth Plantation / William Bradford --
A defense of The answer / Thomas Shepard --
Wonder-working Providence of Sion's savior / Edward Johnson --
Journal ; The Antinomian crisis / John Winthrop --
A general introduction / Cotton Mather --
Part II. State and society --
A model of Christian charity / John Winthrop --
Limitation of government / John Cotton --
Hartford election sermon / Thomas Hooker --
Speech to the General Court / John Winthrop --
The simple cobler of Aggawam / Nathaniel Ward --
Nehemiah on the wall / Jonathan Mitchell --
New England's true interest / William Stoughton --
The happiness of a people / William Hubbard --
Vindication of the government of New England churches / John Wise --
A discourse concerning unlimited submission / Jonathan Mayhew --
Part III. This world and the next --
The covenant of grace / Thomas Shepard --
The lesson of the covenant, for England and New England / Peter Bulkeley --
A true sight of sin ; Repentant sinners and their ministers / Thomas Hooker --
Christian calling / John Cotton --
Man knows not his time / Increase Mather --
The sovereign efficacy of divine Providence / Urian Oakes --
Phaenomena / Samuel Sewall --
Bonifacius / Cotton Mather --
Concerning ancestors / Solomon Stoddard --
Part IV. Personal narrative --
Autobiography / Thomas Shepard --
Richard Mather / Increase Mather --
Diary / Samuel Sewall --
The redeemed captive / John Williams --
Part V. Poetry --
Several poems ; Mediatations / Anne Bradstreet --
The day of doom ; God's controversy with New England / Michael Wigglesworth --
A Threndodia / E.B. --
God's determinations touching His elect ; Poems and sacramental meditations / Edward Taylor --
Part VI. Literary and educational ideals --
The Bay Psalm Book / Richard Mather --
New England's first fruits --
The praise of eloquence / Michael Wigglesworth --
Of style / Cotton Mather.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A80.

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Miller's classic one-volume anthology of Puritan writings recreates the world of seventeenth-century New England through a judicious selection of tracts, journals, sermons, and poetry by the major  Read more...

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The American Puritan movement is the essential starting point for all considerations of American culture and no book in print provides a better introduction to it than does this one. -- Larzer Ziff

 
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