The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford

The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford

The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards (Library of New England) ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards (Library of New England) Author Francis J. Bremer – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This revised and updated edition of an out of print classic once again makes the broad background of Puritanism accessible to students and general readers Based on a chronology that begins with the Ac Experiment: New PDF Å This revised and updated edition of an out of print classic once again makes the broad background of Puritanism accessible to students and general readers Based on a chronology that begins with the Act of Supremacy in and ends with Jonathan Edwards's death in Francis J Bremer's interpretive synthesis of The Puritan Kindle - the Puritan Experiment: New England Society PDF/EPUB ² causes and contexts of the Puritan movement integrates analyses of the religious political sociological economic and cultural changes wrought by the movement in both Old and New England From meeting house architecture to Salem witch trials from relations with Native Americans to the founding of the nation's first colleges he details with Puritan Experiment: New MOBI ñ style and grace a living system of faith that not only had profound significance for tens of thousands of Englishmen and Americans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but also affected the course of history in the New World.


10 thoughts on “The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards (Library of New England)

  1. Jeremy Manuel Jeremy Manuel says:

    Francis J Bremer's The Puritan Experiment is a great overview of the history of Puritan New England It starts by tracking the foundations of the Puritan movement in England to the establishment of the first New England colonies and concludes only shortly before the time of the American Revolution What I particularly found interesting in Bremer's work is his focus not just on the New England colonies themselves but also in there interaction with England their home country This helps you understand their origins the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans and how these roots and later events led to a lot of conflict and friction between the New England Colonies and England particularly the English Monarchy The chain of events made me think that it was no surprise that so much of the force behind the American Revolution came from within New England This was something in the background for a long time priorI also enjoyed his presentation of the Puritans He does a good job as presenting them as human at least as best one can do in such a work I think that the popular opinion of Puritans is rather negative at least I know that tends to be my own view of them but Bremer doesn't seek to make them heroes or villains He tries to clear up certain misunderstandings people have of Puritans but is uite open about their flaws He also shows them as not just a religious people That was a guiding force but there was also political power and English culture and history influencing their actionsThe only real negative I'd put forward is that it is an academic work so if you're not a big fan of academic history books this may not be for you I mean it's not terribly difficult but it's not an engaging read either Another possible one is that the book is about 23 years old as of the time of writing so it's possible that newer works have come out that are even betterOverall I found The Puritan Experiment to be an enjoyable and eye opening read The Puritans are an interesting bunch I still may not like them very much but they are a significant part of American history The work may be a little academic for some maybe even most but I think it helped me see what motivated the Puritans and how interactions both with each other and their home country set a number of foundations for what would become the United States of America


  2. Jessica Fulk Jessica Fulk says:

    Really enjoyed this overview of Puritan life in New England I am reading about what influences lead to the American Revolution and this book was very helpful in outlining the Puritans beliefs and how they established their government and society A historical classic


  3. Tim Tim says:

    A wonderful survey of Puritan history life and thought In brief chapters he gets across a great amount of detail and while it ends a little abruptly with the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment in the 18th c it does make a few connections all the way to the American Revolution Bremer treats the religious intellectual and devotional aspects of Puritan life with a good depth as well as handling social cultural and political history I appreciate his characterizations of Anne Hutchison not an advocate of religious freedom but an arch zealot and Roger Williams The bibliography at the end is excellent though already dated of the writing of books about the Puritans there is no end and the page numbers in the index were off Though rarely given credit for it the Puritans were less rigorous than many governments of their time in that they did not search out the secret thoughts of men but contented themselves with taking actions against public expressions of heresy Individuals such as Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were not banished for ideas they wished to harbor in private but for proselytization of those errors There was no toleration for those who publicly dissented from the New England Way Despite the filiopietistic sentiments of some nineteenth century writers the Puritans did not come to America to espouse or establish religious liberty Their goal was to be free to institute and practice what they believed to be the one true faith those who differed from the orthodox majority were encouraged to exercise their liberty elsewhere


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    Not always the most thrilling read Bremer's Experiment will give you a thorough foundation in Puritan Studies with lots of suggestions for further reading A must read for anyone studying early American literature


  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    The Puritan Experiment is a must read to anyone interested in Puritan history


  6. Anne Anne says:

    An excellent overview of Puritan New England with a useful chronology and extensive bibliography My go to reference on the period


  7. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Great overview of early New England history


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10 thoughts on “The Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards (Library of New England)

  1. Jeremy Manuel Jeremy Manuel says:

    Francis J Bremer's The Puritan Experiment is a great overview of the history of Puritan New England It starts by tracking the foundations of the Puritan movement in England to the establishment of the first New England colonies and concludes only shortly before the time of the American Revolution What I particularly found interesting in Bremer's work is his focus not just on the New England colonies themselves but also in there interaction with England their home country This helps you understand their origins the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans and how these roots and later events led to a lot of conflict and friction between the New England Colonies and England particularly the English Monarchy The chain of events made me think that it was no surprise that so much of the force behind the American Revolution came from within New England This was something in the background for a long time priorI also enjoyed his presentation of the Puritans He does a good job as presenting them as human at least as best one can do in such a work I think that the popular opinion of Puritans is rather negative at least I know that tends to be my own view of them but Bremer doesn't seek to make them heroes or villains He tries to clear up certain misunderstandings people have of Puritans but is uite open about their flaws He also shows them as not just a religious people That was a guiding force but there was also political power and English culture and history influencing their actionsThe only real negative I'd put forward is that it is an academic work so if you're not a big fan of academic history books this may not be for you I mean it's not terribly difficult but it's not an engaging read either Another possible one is that the book is about 23 years old as of the time of writing so it's possible that newer works have come out that are even betterOverall I found The Puritan Experiment to be an enjoyable and eye opening read The Puritans are an interesting bunch I still may not like them very much but they are a significant part of American history The work may be a little academic for some maybe even most but I think it helped me see what motivated the Puritans and how interactions both with each other and their home country set a number of foundations for what would become the United States of America

  2. Jessica Fulk Jessica Fulk says:

    Really enjoyed this overview of Puritan life in New England I am reading about what influences lead to the American Revolution and this book was very helpful in outlining the Puritans beliefs and how they established their government and society A historical classic

  3. Tim Tim says:

    A wonderful survey of Puritan history life and thought In brief chapters he gets across a great amount of detail and while it ends a little abruptly with the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment in the 18th c it does make a few connections all the way to the American Revolution Bremer treats the religious intellectual and devotional aspects of Puritan life with a good depth as well as handling social cultural and political history I appreciate his characterizations of Anne Hutchison not an advocate of religious freedom but an arch zealot and Roger Williams The bibliography at the end is excellent though already dated of the writing of books about the Puritans there is no end and the page numbers in the index were off Though rarely given credit for it the Puritans were less rigorous than many governments of their time in that they did not search out the secret thoughts of men but contented themselves with taking actions against public expressions of heresy Individuals such as Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were not banished for ideas they wished to harbor in private but for proselytization of those errors There was no toleration for those who publicly dissented from the New England Way Despite the filiopietistic sentiments of some nineteenth century writers the Puritans did not come to America to espouse or establish religious liberty Their goal was to be free to institute and practice what they believed to be the one true faith those who differed from the orthodox majority were encouraged to exercise their liberty elsewhere

  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    Not always the most thrilling read Bremer's Experiment will give you a thorough foundation in Puritan Studies with lots of suggestions for further reading A must read for anyone studying early American literature

  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    The Puritan Experiment is a must read to anyone interested in Puritan history

  6. Anne Anne says:

    An excellent overview of Puritan New England with a useful chronology and extensive bibliography My go to reference on the period

  7. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Great overview of early New England history

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