Treasury of links to electronic
editions of primary documents pertaining to early American history.
Well-documented illustrated account of the
charismatic woman who was banished by the Massachusetts Bay colony for
challenging the religious authority of male Puritan leaders
Yale U. Law School posts texts of original
charters of all colonies & related documents.
Philosophical dialog from 1644 work
by Roger Williams (archived by the
Gov. William Bradford's eye-witness account of
the religious & political circumstances that led to English separatists'
pilgrimage to America in 1620 & settlement of Plymouth colony [Project
Gutenberg's e-book of complete 1898 edition].
Increase Mather's 1693 treatise on possession
& witchcraft [posted by U of Virginia].
Serve's curriculum guides to religious
issues with focus on
& Family, & the
Transcript of 1637 heresy trial of
Puritan dissenter [posted by History Muse
at Texas Wesleyan U].
Progressive 1657 Long Island edict granting
religious liberty to Quakers, Jews & Muslims as children of Adam (Channel
Thirteen: Dutch NY).
Phil Johnson coordinates web-archives devoted
to historically important theologians including Puritan divines, like
Mather. Links to the sources &
heirs of Puritan theology.
in the Hands of an Angry God ") &
other writings of
the leading evangelist of the 18th c. Great Awakening [archived by
Christian Classics Ethereal Library] .
Text of 1649 legislation prescribing penalties
for religious offenses in the colony of Maryland.
Text of John Winthrop's 1630 shipboard sermon
to Puritan settlers of Boston (posted by the
1740 sermon by bishop of Oxford
regarding the need for missionary work among colonists & native Americans
that sparked influx of preachers, especially Methodists & Baptists, in the
southern colonies (archived by Bible Hub).
& documents related to the Massachusetts witchcraft cases of
1648-1706 includes maps,
& George Lincoln Burr's
narratives (U of Virginia).
Sermons that sparked the Methodist revival
including several preached in the colonies (archived by
Christian Classics Ethereal Library).
Captain John Smith's 1607 account of the
founding of the first English colony in America [posted by National Center for
Public Policy Research].
1609 declaration of faith illustrates
independent theological views of Baptist leader [Reformed
John Wesley outlines the development of the
Methodist society & its mission [archived by
Robert Cushman's 1621 sermon to the
congregation of pilgrims at Plymouth MA [Gutenberg
Text of Jonathan Edwards' 1741 sermon posted by
Independence Hall Association.