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Title Prospero's America : John Winthrop, Jr., alchemy, and the creation of New England culture, 1606-1676 / Walter W. Woodward.
Imprint Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps
Series Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Subject Winthrop, John, 1606-1676.
Winthrop, John, 1606-1676.
Winthrop, John, 1606-1676
Winthrop, John, 1606-1676.
Winthrop, John 1606-1676
Winthrop, John, 1606-1676.
Winthrop, John (Kolonisator, 1606-1676)
Alchemists -- New England -- Biography.
Alchemy -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
Alchemy.
New England.
Famous Persons.
History, Modern 1601-.
New England.
Neuengland
1600-1699
Genre Biography.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Contents John Winthrop, Jr., and the European alchemical movement of the early seventeenth century -- The republic of alchemy and the pansophic moment -- Founding a new London -- Which man's land? Conflict and competition in pequot country -- Alchemical vision refined -- "God's secret": John Winthrop, Jr., alchemical healing, and the medical culture of early New England -- The magus as mediator: witchcraft, alchemy, and authority in the Connecticut witch-hunt of the 1660s -- "Matters of present utility:" John Winthrop, Jr., the Royal Society, and the politics of intelligence in restoration New England.
Summary John Winthrop, Jr. participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition and hasten Christ's Second Coming. Walter Woodward demonstrates how Winthrop and his philosophy influenced New England's cultural formation: its settlement, economy, religious toleration, Pequot Indian relations, medical practice, witchcraft prosecution, and imperial diplomacy. Prospero's America reconceptualizes the significance of early modern science in shaping New England hand in hand with Puritanism and politics.
Other Author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Other Title Print version: Woodward, Walter William. Prospero's America. Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2010 9780807833018