Find a copy in the library
Finding libraries that hold this item...
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Vowell, Sarah, 1969-
New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||254 pages : map ; 22 cm|
To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but author Vowell investigates what that means--and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and-corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance.--From publisher description.
WorldCat User Reviews (1)
Reading history doesn't have to be a snore!
The Wordy Shipmates is well worth reading. This hilarious, yet informative peek into the creation of a colony, had made me want to learn more about the founding of the United States.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- Puritans -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
- New England -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
- Religion and politics -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
- Political science.
- Religion and politics.
- New England.
User lists with this item (14)
- New Kings of Nonficton at Stillwater Oklahoma Public Library(130 items)
by ztuck updated about 3 weeks ago
- 2009 Books Read List(42 items)
by loenglish updated 2013-02-11
- History(15 items)
by abass updated 2013-01-04
- Personal Library(411 items)
by firstname.lastname@example.org updated 2012-06-05
- As seen on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Book List(231 items)
by zbriceno updated 2012-02-14