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Author McWilliams, John P.
Title New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860 / John McWilliams.
Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Author McWilliams, John P.
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 142.
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 142.
Subject American literature -- New England -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- New England -- History.
Religion and literature -- New England -- History.
Literature and history -- New England -- History.
New England -- Intellectual life.
New England -- Historiography.
New England -- In literature.
New England -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 366 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index.
Note Print version record.
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.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780511211072
0511214650 (electronic bk.)
9780511214653 (electronic bk.)
0511216440 (electronic bk.)
9780511216442 (electronic bk.)
9780511485602 (ebook)
0511485603 (ebook)
OCLC # 560252733
Additional Format Print version: McWilliams, John P. New England's crises and cultural memory. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003069584.

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