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What Happened to the Puritans?

From: Historically Speaking
Volume 7, Number 1, September/October 2005
pp. 32-34 | 10.1353/hsp.2005.0084

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What Happened to the Puritans?
Thomas S. Kidd

Thomas S. Kidd is assistant professor of history at Baylor University and author of The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism (Yale University Press, 2004).


1. The best-known accounts of New England's "declension" are Perry Miller, The New England Mind: From Colony to Province (Harvard University Press, 1953), and Richard Bushman, From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 (Harvard University Press, 1967).