Transplanted Englishmen and Englishwomen
This paper analyzes the book 'Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town', by Sumner Chilton Powell.
# 118314 | 1,745 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Jan 21, 2010 in Literature (American) , History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America) , Sociology (General)
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In this article, the writer studies the work 'Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town' by Sumner Chilton Powell and maintains that the Puritans were really transplanted Englishmen and Englishwomen. The writer discusses that Powell uses real people and real events to explain, over the course of years, how a man can be transformed from Englishman to American and from yeoman to a mover-and-shaker in government. Further, the writer looks at how Powell shows how a blank landscape can be transformed into a coherent homeland for people from disparate places.
From the Paper:"The opening scene of Powell's book takes place on March 26, 1638, and reveals Peter Noyes contemplating leaving his apparently valuable lands in the west of England for a voyage of personal discovery to New England. Powell proposes that Noyes, on standing before his countrymen on a spring evening, felt a touch of sadness. While the writing is gripping, because of Powell's use of the sort of language used in works of fiction, it is also possible to see why some readers would take exception to what Powell has done. How could Powell have known what Noyes was thinking?"
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fuchs, Lawrence H. John F. Kennedy and American Catholicism. 1st ed. New York: Meredith Press, 1967. Questia. 9 Mar. 2007 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5715826>.
- Lockridge, Kenneth A. A New England Town: The First Hundred Years: Dedham, Massachusetts, 1636-1736. New York: Norton, 1985. Questia. 9 Mar. 2007 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=102304763>.
- Powell, Sumner Chilton. Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town. 1st ed. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1970.
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