John McWilliams' publication is an formidable try to evaluate New England background and literature from the Puritans during the progressive interval to the antebellum period. McWilliams demonstrates how successive narratives of crises, actual or imagined, mirrored ancient realities which proved adaptable to later settlers. delivering an all-encompassing narrative of 1 the most important quarter within the American literary and historic event, he brings to mild new contexts for figuring out the most important occasions in early American literature and heritage.
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