Pilgrims: New World Settlers & the Call of Home

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Yale University Press, 1.1.2007 - 316 sivua
This book uncovers what might seem to be a dark side of the American dream: the New World from the viewpoint of those who decided not to stay. At the core of the volume are the life histories of people who left New England during the British Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1640–1660. More than a third of the ministers who had stirred up emigration from England deserted their flocks to return home. The colonists’ stories challenge our perceptions of early settlement and the religious ideal of New England as a "City on a Hill." America was a stage in their journey, not an end in itself.

Susan Hardman Moore first explores the motives for migration to New England in the 1630s and the rhetoric that surrounded it. Then, drawing on extensive original research into the lives of hundreds of migrants, she outlines the complex reasons that spurred many to brave the Atlantic again, homeward bound. Her book ends with the fortunes of colonists back home and looks at the impact of their American experience.

Of exceptional value to studies of the connections between the Old and New Worlds, Pilgrims contributes to debates about the nature of the New England experiment and its significance for the tumults of revolutionary England.

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EXODUS FROM ENGLAND
10
THE CREATION OF THE NEW ENGLAND WAY
29
UNSETTLED SPIRITS
48
A FRESH GALE TOWARDS EUROPE
68
PARTING FROM AMERICA
82
A TALE OF THREE NATIONS
97
THE NEW ENGLAND WAY IN ENGLAND
117
JOURNEYS END
137
New England Settlers Who Returned Home 16401660
146
New Englands Ministers The First Generation
180
Preachers from New England
196
Abbreviations
199
Notes
201
Bibliography
266
Index
287
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Pilgrims Puritans Migrants
142

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Susan Hardman Moore is director of post-graduate studies at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.

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