The Resource Roger Williams, Edwin S. Gaustad

Roger Williams, Edwin S. Gaustad

Label
Roger Williams
Title
Roger Williams
Statement of responsibility
Edwin S. Gaustad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The founder of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist Church in America, an original and passionate advocate for religious freedom, a rare New England colonist who befriended Native Americans and took seriously their culture and their legal rights, Roger Williams is the forgotten giant among the first English colonists." "Now, Edwin S. Gaustad, a leading expert on the life of Roger Williams, offers an authoritative biography of the most far-seeing of the early settlers - the first such biography written for a general audience. Readers follow Roger and Mary Williams on their 1631 journey to Boston, where he soon became embroiled in many controversies, most notably, his claim that the colonists had unjustly taken Native American lands and his argument that civil authorities could not enforce religious duties. Soon banished for these troubling (if farsighted) views, Williams wandered for fourteen weeks in bitter snow until he bought land from the Narragansett Indians and founded Providence, which soon became a sanctuary for religious freedom and a refuge for dissenters of all stripes." "The book discusses Williams' journey back to London, where he sought legal recognition of his colony, spread his enlightened views on Native Americans, and (alongside John Milton) fought passionately for religious freedom. Gaustad also describes how the royal charter of Rhode Island, obtained by Williams in 1663, would become the blueprint of religious freedom for many other colonies and a foundation stone for the First Amendment. Here then is a portrait of a great American who is truly worthy of remembrance."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaustad, Edwin S.
Dewey number
  • 974.5/02/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F82.W7
LC item number
G375 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives and legacies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Roger
  • Puritans
  • Baptists
  • Separatists
  • Pioneers
  • Freedom of religion
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island
Label
Roger Williams, Edwin S. Gaustad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The restless Puritan -- With the native Americans -- Founder of Rhode Island -- A new dispensation -- The champion of religious liberty -- Roger Williams and America
Control code
ocm56894490
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9780195183696
Lccn
2004025246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195183696
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map.
System control number
(OCoLC)56894490
Label
Roger Williams, Edwin S. Gaustad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The restless Puritan -- With the native Americans -- Founder of Rhode Island -- A new dispensation -- The champion of religious liberty -- Roger Williams and America
Control code
ocm56894490
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9780195183696
Lccn
2004025246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195183696
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map.
System control number
(OCoLC)56894490

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