The Beginnings of New England or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty

The Beginnings of New England or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty

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The Beginnings of New England or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty - John Fiske. Compiled out of a lecture series, this work provides a sketch of the circumstances which attended to the settlement of New England. It provides a 19th century analysis of the effects of Puritanism on the socio-political climate of the pre-Revolutionary War era. Chapter One, ‘the Roman Idea and the English Idea,’ discusses the Roman method of nation-making and its fundamental defects, the English method of nation-making, and the victory of the English Idea, while also looking at the Teutonic institutions, the overthrow of feudalism, the Barons’ War and the first House of Commons. The second chapter, ‘the Puritan Exodus,’ looks at the influence of Puritanism upon modern Europe, Puritan sea-rovers, and Geographical Distribution of Puritanism in England. Chapter three, ‘The Planting of New England,’ describes the Company of Massachusetts Bay, Thomas Hooker and the Founding of Connecticut, and much more. The fourth chapter, ‘The New England Confederacy,’ looks at many issues including: the theocratic ideal of Puritans, the Constitution of the Confederacy, the Presbyterian Cabal and executions of Quakers on Boston Commons. Chapter five, ‘King Philip’s War,’ looks at relations between the Puritan settlers and the Indians, and other pertinent war related facts. Chapter six, ‘The Tyranny of Andros,’ looks at the appointment of Sir Edmund Andros as viceroy over New England with despotic powers. This work contains a color fold-out map and an original fullname plus subject index. (1889), 2003, paper, index, 296 pp. 101-F2299 ISBN: 0788422995