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Settling the Good Land - Governance and Promotion in John Winthrop’s New England 1620-1650

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Jan 14 2021
Settling the Good Land - Governance and Promotion in John Winthrop’s New England 1620-1650

Settling the Good Land is the first institutional history of the Massachusetts Bay Company, a cornerstone of early modern English colonization in North America. Agnès Delahaye analyzes the settlement as a form of colonial innovation, to reveal the political significance of early New England sources, above and beyond religion. John Winthrop was not just a Puritan, but a settler governor who wrote the history of the expansion of his company as a record of successful and enduring policy.

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