The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

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INDEX
Page numbers in italics refer to figures. Those followed by n refer to notes, with note number.
Abbott, Peter, 70, 221n39
The Academy of Armory, 72
adult male status: Benjamin Tuttle’s failure to attain, 67–68, 75–76; children as marker of, 113–14; David Tuttle’s failure to achieve, 85–86; James Cole’s efforts to achieve, 41, 42; as motive for migration to America, 4; of Richard Edwards, 34, 113–14, 115; of Richard Edwards, Elizabeth’s behavior and, 58, 59, 111, 114, 115, 122, 126, 197; second generation’s difficulty in achieving, 82; significance in colonial culture, 48; William Edwards’s struggle to attain, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52–53, 217n131; William Tuttle as embodiment of, 62. See also marriage, puritan views on
alcohol, puritan views on, 113
Allen, A. V. G., 165, 239n3
altruistic filicide, murder of Samuel Brown Jr. as, 98–99, 187–88, 227n51
American Hall of Fame, 171
Ames, William, 152–53, 155
The Anatomy of Melancholy (Burton), 87–88
Anderson, Virginia D., 24
Andros, Edmund, 103
Antinomian Controversy, Boston church and, 28
Arminianism, rise of in England, 22–23
Atwater, Jonathan, 192
axes, colonial, 71–73, 72
Badger, Joseph, 164
Bailey, Joanne, 43, 115
Bayly, Lewis, 141
Beach, John and Mary, 93–94
Bellamy, John, 21
Bennett, James, 129
biographies of Jonathan Edwards: characterizations of Elizabeth Tuttle in, as ineluctable, 10; early biographies, erasure of Elizabeth Tuttle in, 8, 159–61; eugenics movement and, 162, 167–68; inaccuracy of traditional idealized portrait in, 7–8; modern, characterizations of Elizabeth Tuttle in, 2, 4, 8, 184–86, 199; refashioning of Elizabeth Tuttle in, 7–8, 161–62, 166–67, 173–78, 184–86, 187, 199–200
biographies of puritan patriarchs, conventions of, 148–49; Timothy Edwards’s biography of father and, 149
biography of Tuttle: historical importance of, 6–7; as only partially reconstructable, 2–3, 5–6, 61, 155, 188; real-life complexity of, 187–88. See also characterizations and constructions of Tuttle
biology textbooks, eugenics in, 172–73, 181–82
Bishop, John, 69
Blackstone, Sir William, 53, 141
Boies, Henry M., 171–72
Book of Sports, 22
Boose, Lynda, 126

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Note on Sources xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Prologue 11
  • 1- Hardy Puritan Pioneers 13
  • 2- Three Struggling Patriarchs 35
  • 3- A Brutal Murder 61
  • 4- A Criminal Lunatic 85
  • 5- A Messy Divorce 109
  • 6- The Inheritance 139
  • 7- Blood Will Tell 159
  • Conclusion 191
  • Notes 201
  • Index 247
  • About the Author 258
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