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This cultural history of colonial New England will forever change the way readers think about America's early "Puritans". Daniels reappraises the accuracy of this grim portrait by examining leisure and recreational actitives, including music, dinner parties, sex, alcohol, taverns, and sports
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For over four centuries "puritan" has been a synonym for "dour, " "joyless, " and "repressed." In the 1930s however, historians began to reappraise the accuracy of this grim portrait. Bruce C. Daniels continues that reappraisal by examining leisure and recreation in colonial and revolutionary New England. He looks closely not only at w...