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

Author: John P McWilliams
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 142.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this magisterial study, McWilliams traces the development of New England's influential cultural identity. He considers a range of writing including George Bancroft's History of the United States, the political essays of Samuel Adams, the fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the poetry of Robert Lowell.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McWilliams, John P.
New England's crises and cultural memory.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003069584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P McWilliams
ISBN: 9780511211072 0511211074 9780521826839 0521826837 0511212844 9780511212840 0511214650 9780511214653 0511216440 9780511216442 9780511485602 0511485603
OCLC Number: 560252733
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 366 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction Crisis rhetoric: exclusion in New England history; ASSURANCE, ANXIETY, AND REGIONAL SALVATION; CHAPTER 1 Of corn, no corn, and Christian courage; CHAPTER 2 Thomas Morton: phoenix of New England memory; CHAPTER 3 Trying Anne; Headnote; CHAPTER 4 A cloud of blood: King Philip's War; CHAPTER 5 The axe at the root of the tree: Scarlet Governors and Gray Champions; CHAPTER 6 Race, war, and white magic: the neglected legacy of Salem; Headnote.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 142.
Responsibility: John McWilliams.

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