The Emancipation of Massachusetts: The Dream and The Reality


Revised and enlarged edition.


This is the history of Massachusetts' emancipation from narrow-minded religious thinking to liberalism. The narrative covers the Antinomians, the Anabaptists, the Quakers, witchcraft, Brattle Church, Harvard College ("the ancient cradle of bigotry and superstition" that was eventually made the "home of American liberal thought"), and the American Revolution.

 Brooks Adams


(1919), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 542 pp.

ISBN 9780788422959