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King And People In Provincial Massachusetts
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In this study, Massachusetts under its second charter serves as a microcosm to illustrate why the colonies at the Revolution sloughed off not only English administration but monarchical culture as well. According Richard Bushman, the change to republicanism…
The American Farmer In The Eighteenth Century: A Social And Cultural History
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An illuminating study of America’s agricultural society during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Founding eras In the eighteenth century, three-quarters of Americans made their living from farms. This authoritative history explores the lives, cultures, and…
The Great Awakening: Documents On The Revival Of Religion, 1740-1745
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Most twentieth-century Americans fail to appreciate the power of Christian conversion that characterized the eighteenth-century revivals, especially the Great Awakening of the 1740s. The common disdain in this secular age for impassioned religious emotion and…
Shifting Borders And A Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys Of A Mormon Academic
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The life of a Mormon intellectual in the secular academic community is likely to include some contradictions between belief, scholarship, and the changing times. In his memoir, Armand L. Mauss recounts his personal and intellectual struggles—inside and…
Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism
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Focuses on the first twenty-five years of Smith's life, describes his visions, and recounts how he established the Church of the Latter-day Saints.
From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765
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The years from 1690 to 1765 in America have usually been considered a waiting period before the Revolution. Mr. Bushman, in his penetrating study of colonial Connecticut, takes another view. He shows how, during these years, economic ambition and religious…
War & Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives
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These essays reveal how the scriptures, prophetic teachings, history, culture, rituals, and traditions of Mormonism have been, are, and can be used as warrants for a wide range of activities and attitudes—from radical pacifism to legitimation of the United…