CD: Oaths of Allegiance in Colonial New England


This work, originally published by the American Antiquarian Society, chronicles the various oaths of allegiance which New England colonists were required to take at one time or another prior to American Independence. While the author has omitted the simple oaths of office required of military or civilian officers of the colony or Crown, he has otherwise included all oaths to which the general populace of New England were required to swear their allegiance. Mr. Evans weaves verbatim transcriptions of the oaths into the narrative fabric of an historical essay which gives the context for each oath and, in a number of instances, furnishes facsimiles of the 17th- or 18th-century documents under study.

The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.

Charles Evans

(1922), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 64 pp.

ISBN: 9780788432590