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978-0-19-502047-2 / 9780195020472

Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Life and Literature

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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Contents: Diverse voyages: Columbus, Cartier, and the Conradian shape of adventure in America -- Divine tobacco: Hakluyt and the Virginia business -- Captain Courageous: Captain John Smith, father of us all -- A model of Moses: the Pilgrims lend a prophetic presence to the land -- Glorious enterprise: Governor Winthrop's wonderful wall -- Womb of nature: Thomas Morton and the call of the wild -- By way of Newtown: how Thomas Hooker crossed his Rubicon and started the Pequot War: a Hudibrastic interlude -- Ecclesiastic drums: Puritan theocrats, despairing of the present generation, reform the past -- A fabric huge: Cotton Mather's masterpiece; or, the original errand betrayed -- Providential passages: wherein a matron, a minister, a militiaman, and a madam display the cardinal points of the Puritan Compass -- Return, Alpheus: Taylor, Sewall, Wolcott, and company: some poetic fabrics from the linsey-woolsey loom -- On his majesty's service: Robert Beverley, William Byrd, and the Palladian version of American pastoral.

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