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Miller's classic one-volume anthology of Puritan writings recreates the world of seventeenth-century New England through a judicious selection of tracts, journals, sermons, and poetry by the major Puritan writers: William Bradford, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Thomas Hooker, Anne Bradstreet, Michael Wigglesworth, and Edward Taylor among them. Miller's classic one-volume anthology of Puritan writings recreates the world of seventeenth-century New England through a judicious selection of tracts, journals, sermons, and poetry by the major Puritan writers: William Bradford, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Thomas Hooker, Anne Bradstreet, Michael Wigglesworth, and Edward Taylor among them.


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Miller's classic one-volume anthology of Puritan writings recreates the world of seventeenth-century New England through a judicious selection of tracts, journals, sermons, and poetry by the major Puritan writers: William Bradford, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Thomas Hooker, Anne Bradstreet, Michael Wigglesworth, and Edward Taylor among them. Miller's classic one-volume anthology of Puritan writings recreates the world of seventeenth-century New England through a judicious selection of tracts, journals, sermons, and poetry by the major Puritan writers: William Bradford, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Thomas Hooker, Anne Bradstreet, Michael Wigglesworth, and Edward Taylor among them.

30 review for The American Puritans: Their Prose and Poetry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Elise

    Not always a fascinating read, but The American Puritans is a brief anthology accompanied by good, solid scholarship from back in the day (1954) when a scholar's goal was to teach a beloved subject and bring clarity to it for those who wanted to learn rather than to posture, preen, and win the prize for most pretentious prose. Thank you, Perry Miller. Your book proved useful, since Puritans haven't changed in a while. Not always a fascinating read, but The American Puritans is a brief anthology accompanied by good, solid scholarship from back in the day (1954) when a scholar's goal was to teach a beloved subject and bring clarity to it for those who wanted to learn rather than to posture, preen, and win the prize for most pretentious prose. Thank you, Perry Miller. Your book proved useful, since Puritans haven't changed in a while.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Geraldine

    This book is a real page turner.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Marisela

    Not a single moment of boredom in this super-duper novel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Daryl

    Miller mixes in info about real world things and brings them to reality.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Geoffrey

    Perry Miller did more than anyone to correct the image of Puritan as dour, fun-hating sticks-in-the-mud. This anthology offers selections of the wide variety of American Puritan writing to help bring strangers into the Puritan world. Those who love a good sermon will find the Puritans thoughtful, practical expositors of Scripture. Read especially Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity," an address preached on the Arbella en route to New England; it was the first speech to use the image of Americ Perry Miller did more than anyone to correct the image of Puritan as dour, fun-hating sticks-in-the-mud. This anthology offers selections of the wide variety of American Puritan writing to help bring strangers into the Puritan world. Those who love a good sermon will find the Puritans thoughtful, practical expositors of Scripture. Read especially Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity," an address preached on the Arbella en route to New England; it was the first speech to use the image of America as a "city on a hill." The poetry is also not to be missed, especially the senesitive domestic works of Anne Bradstreet and the exquisite metaphysical conceits of Edward Taylor. I don't always like the way Miller picks and chooses, but this books is still the best of its type.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hajer

    I had to write a paper on Puritan literature, and I found myself reading this whole book about it. That was quiet amazing, especially for history lovers like me. The Puritan writings have a special historical value that's what gives them a special importance. I had to write a paper on Puritan literature, and I found myself reading this whole book about it. That was quiet amazing, especially for history lovers like me. The Puritan writings have a special historical value that's what gives them a special importance.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Gordon

    I just read what I was assigned, which was surprisingly quite a lot. Overall, though the topic(s) at hand do/does not appeal to my personal interests, I found it quite interesting.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Gee

    will have to reread ,some important point was missed ,,at that time period ,such as the moors,and other points of view...will reread for 2015,,

  9. 4 out of 5

    Frank

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    Christina Clawson

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    R.S. Carter

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    Stephen Kelly

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    Jonathan Bartlett

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    Scott

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    Rebecca Skane

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    Dana

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    Lisa

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    David Fiore

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    Ella

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    Rob

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    Josh Corner

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vincent

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    Sondra Faye

  24. 5 out of 5

    Keith

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    Janice

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    Melissa

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    Jonatan

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    Zach Hedges

  29. 4 out of 5

    Josh

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dwight Walker

    rather intense yet beautiful

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