The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

The First Great Awakening was a time of heightened religious activity in the colonial New England. Among those whom the English settlers tried to convert to Christianity were the region's native peoples. In this book, Linford Fisher tells the gripping story of American Indians' attempts to wrestle with the ongoing realities of colonialism between the 1670s and 1820. In particular, he looks at how some members of previously unevangelized Indian communities in Connecticut, Rhode Island, western Massachusetts, and Long Island adopted Christian practices, often joining local Congregational churches and receiving baptism. Far from passively sliding into the cultural and physical landscape after King Philip's War, he argues, Native individuals and communities actively tapped into transatlantic structures of power to protect their land rights, welcomed educational opportunities for their children, and joined local white churches. Religion repeatedly stood at the center of these points of cultural engagement, often in hotly contested ways. Although these Native groups had successfully resisted evangelization in the seventeenth century, by the eighteenth century they showed an increasing interest in education and religion. Their sporadic participation in the First Great Awakening marked a...

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  • ASIN: 0199376441

Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father

Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father

Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable . . . . . . until now. A team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams' code after the marginalia languished for over a century in the archives of the John Carter Brown Library. At the time of Williams' writing, a trans-Atlantic debate on infant versus believer's baptism had taken shape that included London Baptist minister John Norcott and the famous Puritan "Apostle to the Indians," John Eliot. Amazingly, Williams' code contained a previously undiscovered essay, which was a point-by-point refutation of Eliot's book supporting infant baptism. History professors Linford D. Fisher and J. Stanley Lemons immediately recognized the importance of what turned out to be theologian Roger Williams' final treatise. Decoding Roger Williams reveals for the first time Williams' translated and annotated essay, along with a critical essay by Fisher, Lemons, and Mason-Brown and reprints of the original Norcott and Eliot tracts.

  • ASIN: 1481301047

If Jane Should Want to Be Sold, Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island

If Jane Should Want to Be Sold, Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island

Discover the true stories of the 250 enslaved and forcibly indentured people who lived in Little Compton, Rhode Island from 1674 to 1816. Hundreds of primary source documents illuminate the lives of the community's unfree people, like Jane whose owner gave her the choice to be sold or not, or Pardon who burned down his neighbor's windmill in order to avoid a beating at the hands of his master. The stories of newly-free people, like Primas Collins who voted in Rhode Island elections or Moselle Gray who escaped slavery in the South, also come to light in the pages of this well-researched local history written in an engaging, easily-accessible style. All sales benefit the Little Compton Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing local history.

  • ASIN: 0982706952

The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America by Linford D. Fisher (2014-04-07)

The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America by Linford D. Fisher (2014-04-07)

  • ASIN: B01FIXG6HO

Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father by Linford D. Fisher (2014-07-11)

Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father by Linford D. Fisher (2014-07-11)

  • ASIN: B01F81QE5K

Lightning Draw (Linford Western Library)

Lightning Draw (Linford Western Library)

He drifted into the Golden Nugget saloon in the ugly township of Come Lucky... Born in a wild and six-gun-torn West - the Cougar Kid was named after the most vicious animal that roamed the country. He was an ordinary cowpoke, but lawlessness and savagery had turned him into a ruthless killer. And now men like Jumbo Jordan, a rattlesnake of a man who runs a protection racket, will find no mercy when they face the deadly Cougar Kid...

  • ASIN: 1444801295

The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America Reprint edition by Fisher, Linford D. (2014) Paperback

The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America Reprint edition by Fisher, Linford D. (2014) Paperback

  • ASIN: B011DB57WA

[ The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America Fisher, Linford D. ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2014

[ The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America Fisher, Linford D. ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2014

[ The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America Fisher, Linford D. ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2014

  • ASIN: B00VBHBIAW

By Linford D. Fisher Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father [Hardcover]

By Linford D. Fisher Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island's Founding Father [Hardcover]

  • ASIN: B00Q8EHFDW

David Brainerd: Missionary to the American Indians

David Brainerd: Missionary to the American Indians

  • ASIN: B00RGHDY7Q
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