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Selected Secondary Bibliography on Puritanism in New England

This bibliography is brief and not comprehensive.  For further suggestions, see other bibliographies--on captivity narratives,  Native American literature, or  individual authors--or go to the Society of Early Americanists page.

Armstrong, Nancy, and Leonard Tennenhouse. The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1992.

Bercovitch, Sacvan.  The American Jeremiad. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1978. PS362.B43 

Bercovitch, Sacvan. "A Model of Cultural Transvaluation: Puritanism, Modernity, and New World Rhetoric."  http://web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/renai/conf/Papers/Keynote/Bercovit.htm.

Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self . New Haven: Yale U P, 1975. F7.B48

Bercovitch, Sacvan, comp. Typology and Early American Literature. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. BS478.B47

Bremer, Francis,ed. Puritanism: Transatlantic Perspectives on a Seventeenth- Century Anglo-American Faith. Boston: Northeastern Univ. Press/Mass. Historical Society.

Bush, Sargent. The Writings of Thomas Hooker : Spiritual Adventure in Two Worlds. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1980. 

Carroll, Peter N. Puritanism and the Wilderness:  The Intellectual Significance of the New England Frontier, 1629-1700. New York: Columbia U P, 1969.    F7.C3

Cohen, Charles Lloyd. God's Caress: The Psychology of Puritan Religious Experience. New York: Oxford U P, 1986. 
BX 9354.2.C64 1986

Daly, Robert. God's Altar: The World and the Flesh in Puritan Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. 

Damrosch, Leopold. God's Plot and Man's Stories: Studies in the Fictional Imagination from Milton to Fielding. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press,  1985.

Delbanco, Andrew. The Puritan Ordeal. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Demos, John. A Little Commonwealth; Family Life In Plymouth Colony. New York, Oxford University Press, 1970.

Demos, John. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft And The Culture Of Early New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Elliott, Emory. Power And The Pulpit In Puritan New England.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1975.

Emerson, Everett, ed. Major Writers of Early American Literature. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1972. PS185.E4

Fischer, David Hackett. Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. E162.F57 1989

Gilmore, Michael T. Early American Literature: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1980. 

Gura, Philip F. A Glimpse Of Sion's Glory: Puritan Radicalism In New England, 1620-1660. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1984.

Hall, David D. The Faithful Shepherd; A History Of The New England Ministry In The Seventeenth Century. Chapel Hill, Published For The Institute Of Early American History And Culture, Williamsburg, Va., By The University Of North Carolina Press, 1972.

Hall, David. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1989. BR530.H35 1990

Hall, David D., comp. The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638; A Documentary History, edited, with introd. and notes, by David D. Hall. Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University Press,  1968.

Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E.The Practice of Piety: Puritan Devotional Disciplines in Seventeenth-Century New England. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

Howard, Leon, ed. Essays on Puritans and Puritanism. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1989. BX9334.2.H69 1986

Jones, James William.The Shattered Synthesis; New England Puritanism Before The Great Awakening. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1973. F7.J66

Kibbey, Ann.The Interpretation Of Material Shapes in Puritanism: A Study Of Rhetoric, Prejudice, And Violence. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Knight, Janice. Orthodoxies in Massachusetts : Rereading American Puritanism. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1994. 
Lang, Amy Schrager. Prophetic Woman: Anne Hutchinson And The Problem Of Dissent In The Literature Of New England. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1987.

Leverenz, David. The Language Of Puritan Feeling: An Exploration In Literature,Psychology, And Social History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1980.

Lowance, Mason I. The Language Of Canaan: Metaphor And Symbol In New England From The Puritans To The Trancendentalists. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Martin, John Frederick.Profits In The Wilderness: Entrepreneurship And The Founding Of New England Towns In The Seventeenth Century. Chapel Hill: Published For The Institute Of Early American History And Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, By The University Of North Carolina Press, 1991.

McGiffert, Michael, ed. God's Plot: Puritan Spirituality in Thomas Shepard's Cambridge, 2nd ed.  Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1994.

Miller, Perry.  Errand into the Wilderness.  Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard U P, 1956.

Miller, Perry. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1954.

Miller, Perry. The New England Mind: From Colony to Province.

Morgan, Edmund Sears. The Puritan Dilemma; The Story Of John Winthrop. Boston, Little, Brown, 1958.

Morgan, Edmund Sears. Visible Saints; The History Of A Puritan Idea. New York: New York University Press, 1963.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Builders Of The Bay Colony. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930.

Ope, Robert G. The Half-Way Covenant: Church Membership In Puritan New England. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Pettit, Norman. The Heart Prepared: Grace And Conversion In Puritan Spiritual Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.

Rutman, Darrett Bruce. Small Worlds, Large Questions: Explorations In Early American Social History, 1600-1850. Charlottesville: University Press Of Virginia, 1994.

Rutman, Darrett. American Puritanism: Faith and Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1970. 

Scheick, William J. Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

Scheick, William J. Design in Puritan American Literature. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1992. PS 186 S34 1998

Shea, Daniel. Spiritual Autobiography in Early America. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1989.

Stout, Harry S.  The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England. New York: Oxford UP, 1986. BV 4208 U6 S75 1986

Vaughan, Alden T. and Francis J. Bremer, eds. Puritan New England : Essays on Religion, Society, and Culture. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. BX9355.N35P87

White, Eugene Edmond.  Puritan Rhetoric: The Issue of Emotion in Religion. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.

Ziff, Larzer. Puritanism In America: New Culture In A New World. New York: Viking Press, 1973.