Roger Williams: prophet of liberty

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Roger Williams chronicles the life of one of the most remarkable forefathers in American history. A true revolutionary, this devout Puritan championed Native American rights; wrote treatises on equal rights, flag desecration, and the separation of church and state; established the firstAmerican settlement based on total religious toleration--and he lived more than a century before independence, when America was still a vast wilderness! Williams went on to adopt adult baptism and founded the first Baptist church in America. He became president of Rhode Island colony in 1654, servedas captain in the defense of Providence during King Philip's War, and continued to write and preach passionately for religious tolerance and Native American rights until his death in 1683.
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Freedom of religion -- Rhode Island -- History -- 17th century
Freedom of religion -- United States -- History
Pioneers -- Rhode Island -- Biography
Puritans -- Rhode Island -- Biography
Rhode Island -- Church history -- 17th century
Rhode Island -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Separatists -- Rhode Island -- Biography
Williams, Roger, -- 1604?-1683
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Freedom of religion
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