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The Massachusetts Bay Company
A discussion of John Winthrop and the challenges he faced in establishing the Massachusetts Bay company.
# 140671 | 1,750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. Colonization of North America)


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The paper discusses what John Winthrop considered the greatest challenges to the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Company during the seventeenth century. The paper discusses how it seems as though separatism or religious elitism, factionalism and Anne Hutchinson's rejection of some of Puritanism's bed-rock precepts were the gravest challenges to Winthrop's establishment of an enduring colony in Massachusetts. The paper shows how the underlying tension that always threatened to consume the colony was two-fold: the struggle between one's perceived duties to God and one's responsibility to the larger community (which may be unable to bear factionalism or fragmentation); and, in a closely-related vein, the struggle between those individuals who placed theological and metaphysical matters above all else and those - like Winthrop - who realized that practical realities needed to be respected if the colony was to survive. The paper concludes that religious idealism forever threatened to tear the colony apart - not bring it together.

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"The following paper will discuss what John Winthrop considered the greatest challenges to the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Company during the seventeenth century. In particular, it seems as though separatism or religious elitism, factionalism and Anne Hutchinson's rejection of some of Puritanism's bed-rock precepts were the gravest challenges that Winthrop's establishment of an enduring colony in Massachusetts. In the final analysis, the underlying tension that always threatened to consume the colony was two-fold: the struggle between one's..."

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