God, War, and Providence by James A. Warren audiobook

God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England

By James A. Warren
Read by Bob Souer

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665135559

  • ISBN: 9781665135535

  • ISBN: 9781665135542

Runtime: 7.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A devout Puritan minister in seventeenth-century New England, Roger Williams was also a social critic, diplomat, theologian, and politician who fervently believed in tolerance. Banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, Williams purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and laid the foundations for the colony of Rhode Island as a place where Indian and English cultures could flourish side by side, in peace.

As the seventeenth century wore on, a steadily deepening antagonism developed between an expansionist, aggressive Puritan culture and an increasingly vulnerable, politically divided Indian population. Indian tribes that had been at the center of the New England communities found themselves shunted off to the margins of the region. By the 1660s, all the major Indian peoples in southern New England had come to accept English authority, either tacitly or explicitly. All, except one: the Narragansetts.

In God, War, and Providence James A. Warren tells the remarkable and little-known story of the alliance between Roger Williams's Rhode Island and the Narragansett Indians, and how they joined forces to retain their autonomy and their distinctive ways of life against Puritan encroachment.

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Author Bio: James A. Warren

Author Bio: James A. Warren

James A. Warren is an executive editor at Columbia University Press, where he publishes books on military history, among other subjects.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English