Prospero's America

Prospero's America

John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

eBook - 2010
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John Winthrop, Jr. participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition and hasten Christ's Second Coming. Walter Woodward demonstrates how Winthrop and his philosophy influenced New England's cultural formation: its settlement, economy, religious toleration, Pequot Indian relations, medical practice, witchcraft prosecution, and imperial diplomacy. Prospero's America reconceptualizes the significance of early modern science in shaping New England hand in hand with Puritanism and politics.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, Ă2010
ISBN: 9780807895931
0807895938
9781469603070
1469603071
1469600870
9781469600871
0807833010
9780807833018
1469603071
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps)

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