Increase Mather

Increase Mather: Selected full-text books and articles

The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 By Robert Middlekauff University of California Press, 1999
FREE! The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately Executed in New England By Cotton Mather; Increase Mather John Russell Smith, 1862
PRIMARY SOURCE
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The Salem Witch Crisis By Larry Gragg Praeger, 1992
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Increase Mather begins on p. 85
The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century By Perry Miller Harvard University Press, 1954
The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts By Darren Staloff Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 9 "Increase Mather and the Decline of Cultural Domination"
Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920 By Vernon Louis Parrington Harcourt, Brace, vol.1, 1927
Librarian's tip: Chap. II"The Mather Dynasty"
The American Past: Conflicting Interpretations of the Great Issues By Sidney Fine; Gerald S. Brown Macmillan, vol.1, 1961
Librarian's tip: "The New Order" begins on p. 5
FREE! Literary Culture in Early New England, 1620-1730 By Thomas Goddard Wright Yale University Press, 1920
Librarian's tip: Chap. VI "Education"
The Profane, the Civil, & the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679-1749 By Richard P. Gildrie Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994
Librarian's tip: Chap. One "The Reforming Synod of 1679"
America Begins: Early American Writing By Richard M. Dorson Pantheon, 1950
Librarian's tip: Includes several works by Increase Mather
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648-1706 By George Lincoln Burr Barnes & Noble, 1914
Librarian's tip: "From 'An Essay For The Recording Of Illustrious Providences,' [also known as 'Remarkable Providences']" by Increase Mather, 1684" begins on p. 1
Tenacious of Their Liberties: The Congregationalists in Colonial Massachusetts By James F. Cooper Jr Oxford University Press, 1999
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Increase Mather begins on p. 141
Puritanism and the Wilderness: The Intellectual Significance of the New England Frontier, 1629-1700 By Peter N. Carroll Columbia University Press, 1969
Librarian's tip: Chap. X "A Smart Rod and Severe Scourge"
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