TITLE

Land, Labor, and Colonial Economics in Thomas Morton's "New English Canaan."

AUTHOR(S)
Burnham, Michelle
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Early American Literature;Nov2006, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p405
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article criticizes the book "New English Canaan," by Thomas Morton. The author argues that the book's stylistic and structural difficulties might be made more legible by reading all three of the books that Morton used to write it. "New English Canaan" considers the New England Puritans as financial and cultural illiterates. Morto thinks that their ungoverned access to colonial trade destroys at once the order of a traditional social hierarchy and the natural productivity and wealth of New England.
ACCESSION #
22666975

 

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