The Radicalism of the American Revolution. By Gordon S. Wood. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.50.
Given the predominantly specialized and intensive nature of most work in American history over the past two decades, one yearns for studies with a longer or bro [...]
Law in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630—1800. Edited by David R. Coquillette. Boston. $30.00.
Printing and Society in Early America. Edited by William L. Joyce, David D. Hall, Richard D. Brown, and John B. Hench. Worcester. $32.50.
Entertaining Satan; Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. By John Putnam Demos. Oxford. $25.00.
For almost three centuries, witchcraft in New England has been associated in the popular mind with the justly infamous episodes in and aroun [...]
Representative Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in His Time. By Joel Porte. Oxford. $15.95.
Any reader throwing up his arms in exasperation and railing that we simply do not need another book on Emerson would do well to secure a copy of Joel Forte's Repre [...]
New World, New Earth: Environmental Reform in American Literature from the Puritans through Whitman. By Cecilia Tichi. Yale. $18.50.
Perry Miller's greatest service to the study of American literature was his insistence that New England's settlers [...]
Moral Philosophy at Seventeenth-Century Harvard: A Discipline in Transition. By Norman Fiering. University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture. $24.00.
Jonathan Edwards's Moral Thought and Its British Con [...]