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Learning One's Native TongueCitizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America$
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Tracy B. Strong

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226623191

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.001.0001

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For What America? Two Visions

For What America? Two Visions

(p.15) 1 For What America? Two Visions
Learning One's Native Tongue

Tracy B. Strong

University of Chicago Press

Early settlers thought the land given to them by God; Native Americans being a nuisance. It was in New England that they hoped to build a Godly perfected society. Two visions of this conflicted – that of Winthrop and that of Williams. Despite the general preference for Williams as a proponent of tolerance; the book argues for the superiority of Winthrop’s vision.

Keywords:   Cotton Mather, Protestantism, Church membership, Puritans, human liberty, anxiety about success, Anne Hutchinson, The Bloody Tenent of Persecution, citizenship and the truth, John Locke

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