Reforming People : Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England.

In this revelatory account of the people who founded the New England colonies, historian David D. Hall compares the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution. Bringing with them a deep fear of arbitrary, unlimited authority, these settlers based...

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Main Author: Hall, David D.
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: "Arbitrary" or "Democratical"? The Making of Colony Governments; CHAPTER TWO: Land, Taxes, and Participation The Making of Town Governments; CHAPTER THREE: Godly Rule Empowering the Saints; CHAPTER FOUR: An Equitable Society Ethics, the Law, and Authority; CHAPTER FIVE: "Already in Heaven"? Church and Community in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.