The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates

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To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means - and what it should mean. What she discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn reputation might suggest - a highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty people, whose story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Vowell takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-time Puritan poetry, where "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices.
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ISBN: 9781594484001

Published Date: October 6, 2009

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Language: English

Page Count: 254

Size: 8.29" l x 5.46" w x 0.70" h

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