The Making of an American Thinking Class : Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©1998Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780195354416Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Elite (Social sciences) -- Massachusetts -- History -- 17th century | Massachusetts -- Intellectual life -- 17th century | Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- To 1775 | Puritans -- Massachusetts -- Intellectual lifeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Making of an American Thinking Class : Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan MassachusettsDDC classification: 974.402 LOC classification: F67 -- .S8 1998Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Introduction -- Prologue: The Struggle for the Company -- 1 The Creation of the New England Way: Cultural Authority and the Puritan Thinking Class -- 2 John Cotton, Roger Williams, and the Problem of Charisma -- 3 John Cotton and the Dialectic of Antinomian Dissent -- 4 Antinomianism Defeated -- 5 Ordering the One-Party Regime -- 6 Establishing Orthodoxy -- 7 From the Cambridge Platform to the Half-Way Covenant -- 8 The Restoration and the Politics of Declension -- 9 Increase Mather and the Decline of Cultural Domination -- Appendix A: Key Terms -- Appendix B: Toward a Postrevisionist Interpretation of Puritanism: Religion, Society, and Politics -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W.
A radical new interpretation of the political and intellectual history of Puritan Massachusetts, The Making of an American Thinking Class envisions the Bay colony as a seventeenth century one-party state, where congregations served as ideological 'cells' and authority was restricted to an educated elite of ministers and magistrates. From there Staloff offers a broadened conception of the interstices of political, social, and intellectual authority in Puritan Massachusetts and beyond, arguing that ideologies, as well as ideological politics, are produced by self-conscious, and often class-conscious, thinkers.
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