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

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

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New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860
Title
New England's crises and cultural memory
Title remainder
literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860
Statement of responsibility
John McWilliams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this magisterial study, John McWilliams traces the development of New England's influential cultural identity. Through written responses to historical crises from early New England through the pre-Civil War period, McWilliams argues that the meaning of "New England," despite claims for its consistency was continuously reformulated. The significance of past crises was forever being reinterpreted for the purpose of meeting succeeding crises. The crises he examines include starvation, the Indian wars, the Salem witch trials the Revolution of 1775-1776, and slavery integrating history, literature, politics, and religion, this is one of the most comprehensive studies of the meaning of "New England" to appear in print
  • McWilliams 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. This compelling book is essential reading for historians and literary critics of New England."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWilliams, John P.
Dewey number
810.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PS243
LC item number
.M38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
142
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Literature and history
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
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New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860, John McWilliams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Plantation and settlement. Of corn, no corn, and Christian courage -- Thomas Morton: phoenix of New England memory -- Trying Anne -- pt. 2. Time of troubles. Headnote -- A cloud of blood: King Philip's War -- The axe at the root of the tree: scarlet governors and gray champions -- Race, war, and white magic: the neglected legacy of Salem -- pt. 3. Revolution. Headnote -- Boston revolt and Puritan restoration: 1760-1775 -- Shots heard round the world -- Abolition, "white slavery," and regional pride -- Epilogue: "bodiless echoes."
Control code
53926732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780521826839
Lccn
2003069584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
New England's crises and cultural memory : literature, politics, history, religion, 1620-1860, John McWilliams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Plantation and settlement. Of corn, no corn, and Christian courage -- Thomas Morton: phoenix of New England memory -- Trying Anne -- pt. 2. Time of troubles. Headnote -- A cloud of blood: King Philip's War -- The axe at the root of the tree: scarlet governors and gray champions -- Race, war, and white magic: the neglected legacy of Salem -- pt. 3. Revolution. Headnote -- Boston revolt and Puritan restoration: 1760-1775 -- Shots heard round the world -- Abolition, "white slavery," and regional pride -- Epilogue: "bodiless echoes."
Control code
53926732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780521826839
Lccn
2003069584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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