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Studies in Modern History

Anglicans, Dissenters and Radical Change in Early New England, 1686–1786

Authors: Bell, James B.

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  • Explores the development of the Anglican Church in Puritan New England and the support it received both from London officials and those born in early America
  • Considers the political and religious tensions represented by the Church and the challenge it posed to the Puritan tradition
  • Builds upon Bell’s extensive research on the Anglican Church in colonial America, complementing his previous volumes in this series
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This book considers three defining movements driven from London and within the region that describe the experience of the Church of England in New England between 1686 and 1786. It explores the radical imperial political and religious change that occurred in Puritan New England following the late seventeenth-century introduction of a new charter for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Anglican Church in Boston and the public declaration of several Yale ‘apostates’ at the 1722 college commencement exercises. These events transformed the religious circumstances of New England and fuelled new attention and interest in London for the national church in early America. The political leadership, controversial ideas and forces in London and Boston during the run-up to and in the course of the War for Independence, was witnessed by and affected the Church of England in New England. The book appeals to students and researchers of English History, British Imperial History, Early American History and Religious History.

About the authors

James B. Bell, Distinguished Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, UK; Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, USA; author of The Imperial Origins of the Kings Church in Early America, 1607-1783; A War of Religion: Dissenters, Anglicans, and the American Revolution; Empire, Religion and Revolution in Early  Virginia, 1607-1786.

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“James Bell's study of the Anglican Church in New England is grounded on an unrivalled knowledge of the clergy serving in the American colonies in the century before the Revolution. The result is an important book, offering a rich and sophisticated account which reveals clearly the distinctiveness of Anglican experience and identity in New England compared both with the mother country and with the middle and southern colonies.” (Stephen Taylor, Professor in the History of Early Modern England, Durham University, UK)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55630-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55629-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85713-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anglicans, Dissenters and Radical Change in Early New England, 1686–1786
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Modern History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55630-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55630-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55629-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85713-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 280
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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