I. PERSISTENT LOCALISM
See Perry Miller remarks in the preface to the paperback edition of The
New England Mind: From Colony to Province ( Boston, 1961). See also Edmund S. Morgan
, "Perry Miller and the Historians", Harvard Review, II
( 1964), 54.
Edmund S. Morgan discusses some of the problems in "The Historians of
Early New England", in Ray Allen Billington, ed., The Reinterpretation of
Early American History: Essays in Honor of John Edwin Pomfret ( San
Marino, Calif., 1966), 41-60.
The most recent literature has been reviewed at length by John M. Murrin
in his "Review Essay", History and Theory, XI ( 1972), 226-75. See also Michael McGiffert, "American Puritan Studies in the 1960's", William
and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., XXVII ( 1970), 36-67.
Some exceptions to the generalization should be noted: John Shy, "The
American Military Experience: History and Learning", Journal of Interdisciplinary History, I ( 1970-71), 205-28; John J. Waters, "Hingham, Massachusetts, 1631-1661: An East Anglian Oligarchy in the New World", Journal of Social History, I ( 1967-68), 351-70; and Sumner Chilton Powell
, Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town ( Middletown, Conn., 1963).
Carl Bridenbaugh, Vexed and Troubled Englishmen, 1590-1642 ( New
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Puritans and Adventurers:Change and Persistence in Early America.
Contributors: T. H. Breen - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1980.
Page number: 197.
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