"Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan"
A review of this biography by William M. Fowler.
# 67532 | 1,132 words | 0 sources | 2006 |
Published on Jul 11, 2006 in History (Leaders) , Literature (American) , History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , English (Narrative) , English (Analysis) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)
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Samuel Adams is best known as one of the leaders of the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence. This paper presents an overview of the book, "Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan" by William M. Fowler, in which the reader is presented with a biography that is not just a chronological narrative of the life of a great man, but a carefully woven tale that presents extensive detail of his life.
From the Paper:"Adam's influence was due to his skill as a writer and devotion to the causes he served. In 1765, he was elected by popular vote to the Massachusetts colonial assembly and quickly became the leader of opposition to the British government. He strongly believed in the idea of a covenant, passed down from his Puritan ancestors, that bound individuals together to seek virtue and simplicity of existence. It is clear through the portrait given to the reader that Adams was a classical example of a radical thinker. He based his ideas on the fundamental theologies attained by a religious upbringing and desire for personal salvation. Often, he was a direct political opponent of Thomas Hutchinson, an aristocratic political leader who served as lieutenant governor and royal governor of the colony. Certainly, Adams was not a man to cower from opposition or influence."
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