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The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Ava Chamberlain
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: North American religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this compelling and meticulously researched work of micro-history, Ava Chamberlain unearths a fuller history of Elizabeth Tuttle. It is a violent and tragic story in which anxious patriarchs struggle to govern their households, unruly women disobey their husbands, mental illness tears families apart, and loved ones die sudden deaths.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Elizabeth Tuttle; Richard Edwards; Tuttle family.; Edwards family.; Elizabeth Tuttle; Edwards family.; Jonathan Edwards; Richard Edwards; Elizabeth Tuttle; Tuttle family.; Elizabeth Tuttle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ava Chamberlain
ISBN: 9780814723722 0814723721 9780814723739 081472373X 9780814723746 0814723748
OCLC Number: 768793106
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue --
Hardy Puritan pioneers --
Three struggling patriarchs --
A brutal murder --
A criminal lunatic --
A messy divorce --
The inheritance --
Blood will tell --
Conclusion.
Series Title: North American religions.
Responsibility: Ava Chamberlain.
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Explores the deeper tension between the ideal of Puritan family life and its messy reality, complicating the way America has thought about its Puritan past  Read more...

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"Scholarly and careful, Chamberlain tells a vivid story about how history itself is constructed according to each era's own desires."-Boston Sunday Globe "Chamberlain's book is a powerful, useful, Read more...

 
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