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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index.
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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.
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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