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Author McWilliams, John P.

Title New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860 / John McWilliams
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 366 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 142
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 142
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
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Subject American literature -- New England -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- New England -- History.
Politics and literature -- New England -- History.
Religion and literature -- New England -- History.
New England -- Historiography.
New England -- History.
New England -- In literature.
New England -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511211074
0511214650 (electronic bk.)
0511216440 (electronic bk.)
0511485603 (ebook)
9780511214653 (electronic bk.)
9780511216442 (electronic bk.)
9780511485602 (ebook)