WHAT DID IT MEAN TO BE A PURITAN?

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Order Code: HS372    ISBN : 9781575962955

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Primary sources focus on the views of the Puritan leaders while also offering insight into the views of various other types of settlers in the New England of the 1600s. The secondary sources discuss to what extent the Puritan religious elite controlled the colony. Concluding exercises have students consider questions such as "Did Puritanism promote theocratic tyranny, or did it lay the foundation for democracy and individualism in American life?"

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This title is part of the series: THE HISTORIAN'S APPRENTICE

Copyright

2009

Publisher

MindSparks

Grade

8–12

ISBN

9781575962955

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