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New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860

Author: John P McWilliams
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 142.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this magisterial study, John McWilliams traces the development of New England's influential cultural identity. Through written responses to historical crises from early New England through the pre-Civil War period, McWilliams argues that the meaning of "New England," despite claims for its consistency was continuously reformulated. The significance of past crises was forever being reinterpreted for the purpose
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P McWilliams
ISBN: 0521826837 9780521826839
OCLC Number: 53926732
Description: xii, 366 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Plantation and settlement. Of corn, no corn, and Christian courage --
Thomas Morton: phoenix of New England memory --
Trying Anne --
pt. 2. Time of troubles. Headnote --
A cloud of blood: King Philip's War --
The axe at the root of the tree: scarlet governors and gray champions --
Race, war, and white magic: the neglected legacy of Salem --
pt. 3. Revolution. Headnote --
Boston revolt and Puritan restoration: 1760-1775 --
Shots heard round the world --
Abolition, "white slavery," and regional pride --
Epilogue: "bodiless echoes."
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 142.
Responsibility: by John McWilliams.
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