The wordy shipmates

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New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell explores the Puritans and their journey to America in The Wordy Shipmates . Even today, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means -- and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Along the way she asks: - Was Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop a communitarian, a Christ-like Christian, or conformity's tyrannical enforcer? Answer: Yes - Was Rhode Island's architect, Roger Williams, America's founding freak or the father of the First Amendment? Same difference. - What was the Puritans' pet name for the Pope? The Great Whore of Babylon. Sarah Vowell's special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices. Thou shalt enjoy it.
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display_description From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Assassination Vacation" comes an examination of the Puritans, their covenant communities, deep-rooted idealism, political and cultural relevance, and their myriad oddities. To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but author Vowell investigates what that means--and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and-corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet New England -- Politics and government -- To 1775, New England -- Politics and government -- To 1775 -- Sound recordings, Puritans -- History -- 17th century, Puritans -- New England -- History -- 17th century, Puritans -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sound recordings, Religion and politics -- New England -- History -- 17th century, Religion and politics -- New England -- History -- 17th century -- Sound recordings
title_display The wordy shipmates
title_full The Wordy Shipmates, The wordy shipmates / Sarah Vowell, The wordy shipmates Vowell, Sarah, 1969-, The wordy shipmates [sound recording] / Sarah Vowell
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topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Politics and government, Puritans, Religion and politics