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The Resource Errands into the metropolis : New England dissidents in revolutionary London, Jonathan Beecher Field

Errands into the metropolis : New England dissidents in revolutionary London, Jonathan Beecher Field

Label
Errands into the metropolis : New England dissidents in revolutionary London
Title
Errands into the metropolis
Title remainder
New England dissidents in revolutionary London
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Beecher Field
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Errands into the Metropolis offers a dramatic new interpretation of the texts and contexts of early New England literature. Jonathan Beecher Field inverts the familiar paradigm of colonization as an errand into the wilderness to demonstrate, instead, that New England was shaped and re-shaped by a series of return trips to a metropolitan London convulsed with political turmoil. In London, dissidents and their more orthodox antagonists contended for colonial power through competing narratives of their experiences in the New World. Dissidents showed a greater willingness to construct their narratives in terms that were legible to a metropolitan reader than did Massachusetts Bay's apologists. As a result, representatives of a variety of marginal religious groups were able to secure a remarkable level of political autonomy, visible in the survival of Rhode Island as an independent colony. Through chapters focusing on John Cotton, Roger Williams, Samuel Gorton, John Clarke, and the Quaker martyrs, Field traces an evolving discourse on the past, present, and future of colonial New England that revises the canon of colonial New England literature and the contours of New England history. In the broader field of early American studies, Field's work demonstrates the benefits of an Atlantic perspective on the material cultures of print. In the context of religious freedom, Errands into the Metropolis shows Rhode Island's famous culture of toleration emerging as a pragmatic response to the conditions of colonial life, rather than as an idealistic principle. Errands into the Metropolis offers new understanding of familiar texts and events from colonial New England, and reveals the significance of less familiar texts and events."--Publisher description
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Field, Jonathan Beecher
Dewey number
974.5/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F82
LC item number
.F54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Reencounters with colonialism--new perspectives on the Americas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • Politics and literature
  • Discourse analysis
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • British colonies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • Dissenters, Religious
  • Colonies
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • America
  • England
  • Rhode Island
  • Kolonie
  • Siedlung
  • Religion
  • Großbritannien
  • Rhode Island
Label
Errands into the metropolis : New England dissidents in revolutionary London, Jonathan Beecher Field
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
50% cotton: authorship, authority, and the Atlantic -- A key for the gate : Roger Williams, parliament, & Providence -- "A belcher-out of errours": Samuel Gorton and the Atlantic subject -- Antinomians, Anabaptists, and Aquidneck: contesting heresy in interregnum London -- Suffering and subscribing: configurations of authorship in the Quaker Atlantic -- Conclusion: "a lively experiment
Control code
667077309
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584658214
Lccn
2009007661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
247289
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667077309
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Errands into the metropolis : New England dissidents in revolutionary London, Jonathan Beecher Field
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
50% cotton: authorship, authority, and the Atlantic -- A key for the gate : Roger Williams, parliament, & Providence -- "A belcher-out of errours": Samuel Gorton and the Atlantic subject -- Antinomians, Anabaptists, and Aquidneck: contesting heresy in interregnum London -- Suffering and subscribing: configurations of authorship in the Quaker Atlantic -- Conclusion: "a lively experiment
Control code
667077309
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584658214
Lccn
2009007661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
247289
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667077309
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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