Remarkable Providences: Readings on Early American History

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John Demos
UPNE, 18 cze 1991 - 455
"These documents have been chosen, in every case, for the way they reflect lived experience among average people in our colonial past. There is no real substitute for such primary evidence -- no other way to capture the feel of events from day to day, year to year, generation to generation." -- from the Preface
 

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A Rationale for Migration
3
Seal of the Massachusetts Bay Company
11
What to Bring A Checklist
18
Blueprint for a New England Community
30
The Early Days Remembered
54
A Declaration of Remarkable Providences in
60
A Marblehead Clergyman
70
A Virginia Minister
103
The Spatial Dimension
239
College Life and Social Place
245
Order in Human Relationships
252
A Sinner Cast Out
262
Confrontation Politics Colonial Style
283
The Militia in Training
290
The Problem of Slavery
299
Noble Savage? 3 13
313

A Connecticut Farmer
123
The Physical Setting
131
A Household Budget
143
Petitions of Richard Preston and His Servants
159
Extract from the Diary of Jonathan Holmes
163
Letter of the Reverend Michael Wigglesworth
167
Middletown New Jersey 1737
174
The Elderly
180
Death
187
Letter of John Cotton to Mary Hinckley
195
Will of John Moon Isle of Wight County
202
The Passage of Generations
210
A Social Contract
229
Efforts of a Missionary
323
The Process of Negotiation
336
War and Captivity
344
How to Fight Savages
372
Ways and Means of Agriculture
379
Problems of Travel and Transport
388
Land Law Some New World Variants
404
Images of Another World
413
A Case of Diabolical Possession
421
Defense against Evil
437
A Range of Remarkables
447
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