The Making of an American Thinking Class
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The Making of an American Thinking Class : Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 169.7 x 227.6 x 24.4mm | 641.97g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195113527
  • 9780195113525

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Offers a new interpretation of the making of the political, religious and intellectual character of Puritan New England * Years Work in English Studies *show more

About Darren Staloff

Darren Staloff is Assistant Professor of History at City College of New York.show more

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