Everything you need to understand or teach The Puritan Dilemma; the Story of John Winthrop by Edmund Morgan.
The Puritan Dilemma, The Story of John Winthrop is a brief biography of John Winthrop but also tells the story of the events that led to the Puritan colonization of America and the struggles the colonists faced in their early years. The book covers the role of Puritan theology in the Puritan relationship with the political authorities in England, its role in creating their unique culture and its role in generating one of the most democratic political bodies in the 17th century world.
The Puritans are often represented as extreme moral policemen who hate everything good in life. While the stereotype does not wholly misrepresent them, the author shows that there is much to commend in the Puritans and their first leader, John Winthrop.
The book has thirteen chapters that proceed in chronological order but are also based around important historical events. In Chapter I, the author introduces...