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“Arbitrary” or “Democratical”?: The Making of Colony Governments

David D. Hall

in A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873113
eISBN:
9781469601656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837115_hall.6
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how a group of officers from the Massachusetts Bay Company played a key role in initiating democratic processes in Massachusetts as administrators of the colony. They made ... More


Eager Partners in Reform: Indians and Frederick Baylies in Southern New England, 1780–1840

Daniel Mandell

in Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter shows how the English boasted that they would treat the Natives far more humanely than did the cruel Catholic Spaniards and that, therefore, the Indians would welcome them and embrace ... More


Nonconformity

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that as early as 1629, John Davenport had asked that his investment in the Massachusetts Bay Company be not indicated in the charter because of his concern about the bishop's ... More


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