Puritans at Play Paperback

Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

by Bruce C. Daniels;

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Puritans at Play

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'It is rare for a book to be both erudite and amusing at the same time, and this book has succeeded. It has changed the common but unacceptable image of the Puritans as dull, solemn, melancholy misanthropes' - Horton Davies, author of The Worship of the American Puritans For over four centuries, 'puritan' has been a synonym for dour, joyless, and repressed. In Puritans at Play, Bruce Daniels reappraises the accuracy of this grim portrait by examining leisure and recreation in colonial and revolutionary New England. Chapters on music, dinner parties, dancing, sex, alcohol, taverns, and sports are presented in a lively style making this book as entertaining as it is illuminating.

Puritans at Play by Bruce C. Daniels was published by Palgrave MacMillan in August 1996. The ISBN for Puritans at Play is 9780312161248.

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Details for Puritans at Play

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan (August 1996)
Edition1996 ed.
Number of Pages272
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width141 mm
Product Code4450313
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