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The Resource The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards, Ava Chamberlain

The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards, Ava Chamberlain

Label
The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards
Title
The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle
Title remainder
marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards
Statement of responsibility
Ava Chamberlain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Who was Elizabeth Tuttle? In most histories, she is a footnote, a blip. At best, she is a minor villain in the story of Jonathan Edwards, perhaps the greatest American theologian of the colonial era. Many historians consider Jonathan Edwards a theological genius, wildly ahead of his time, a Puritan hero. Elizabeth Tuttle was Edwards's "crazy grandmother," the one whose madness and adultery drove his despairing grandfather to divorce. In this compelling and meticulously researched work of micro-history, Ava Chamberlain unearths a fuller history of Elizabeth Tuttle. It is a violent and tragic story in which anxious patriarchs struggle to govern their households, unruly women disobey their husbands, mental illness tears families apart, and loved ones die sudden deaths. Through the lens of Elizabeth Tuttle, Chamberlain re-examines the common narrative of Jonathan Edwards's ancestry, giving his long-ignored paternal grandmother a voice. Tracing this story into the 19th century, she creates a new way of looking at both ordinary families of colonial New England and how Jonathan Edwards's family has been remembered by his descendants, contemporary historians, and, significantly, eugenicists. For as Chamberlain uncovers, it was during the eugenics movement, which employed the Edwards family as an ideal, that the crazy grandmother story took shape. The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle not only brings to light the tragic story of an ordinary woman living in early New England, it also explores the deeper tension between the ideal of Puritan family life and its messy reality, complicating the way America has thought about its Puritan past."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamberlain, Ava
Dewey number
  • 285.8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BX7260.E3
LC item number
C48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
North American religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edwards family
  • Tuttle family
  • Edwards, Richard
  • Tuttle, Elizabeth
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Murder
  • Divorce
  • Families
  • Connecticut
  • Edwards family
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Edwards, Richard
  • Tuttle, Elizabeth
  • Tuttle family
  • RELIGION
  • Divorce
  • Families
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Murder
  • Connecticut
Label
The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards, Ava Chamberlain
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Hardy Puritan pioneers -- Three struggling patriarchs -- A brutal murder -- A criminal lunatic -- A messy divorce -- The inheritance -- Blood will tell -- Conclusion
Control code
821738284
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814723739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jwphq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821738284
Label
The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards, Ava Chamberlain
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Hardy Puritan pioneers -- Three struggling patriarchs -- A brutal murder -- A criminal lunatic -- A messy divorce -- The inheritance -- Blood will tell -- Conclusion
Control code
821738284
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814723739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jwphq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821738284

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