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Or to take another example, consider another scholar of her generation, Philip H. Round. ” “Rather than viewing Puritan ideology at the center of New England cultural production,” his study examines “the social dimensions of New England utterance, investigating how various colonial ideologies were promoted and packaged and how social performance served as the engine for the cultural ‘work’ these ideologies accomplished in the broader, transatlantic field of English cultural production” (1999: xi).
Puritan Influences in American Literature. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Emerson, Everett. 1981. “Perry Miller and the Puritans: A Literary Scholar’s Assessment,” The History Teacher 14/4 (August): 459–67. Greene, Jack P. 1984. “Introduction,” in Greene and J. R. , Colonial British America: Essays in the New History of the Modern Era. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Greene, Jack P. 1988. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.
Marx, Leo. 1964. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press. Matthiessen, F. O. 1941. American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. New York: Oxford University Press. Rowe, John Carlos. 2000. Literary Culture and US Imperialism: From the Revolution to World War II. New York: Oxford University Press. Rowe, John Carlos. 2002. The New American Studies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Shell, Marc, and Sollors, Werner, eds.
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