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The Puritan Ordeal

The Puritan Ordeal

Andrew Delbanco

ISBN 9780674740563

Publication date: 04/01/1991

More than an ecclesiastical or political history, this book is a vivid description of the earliest American immigrant experience. It depicts the dramatic tale of the seventeenth-century newcomers to our shores as they were drawn and pushed to make their way in an unsettled and unsettling world.


  • A powerfully imaginative and personal book—perhaps as all great American books on the Puritans must be.

    —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books


  • Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

Book Details

  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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