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Miller, Perry 1905-1963

Overview
Works: 346 works in 1,622 publications in 5 languages and 40,379 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Sources  Church history  Diaries  Biography  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Director, Composer
Classifications: E169.1, 810.82
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The New England mind : from colony to province by Perry Miller( Book )

104 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sequel to The New England mind: the seventeenth century." "Bibliographical notes": p. [487]-498
The New England mind : the seventeenth century by Perry Miller( Book )

101 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the basic beliefs held by the New England Puritans on religion, education, cosmology, and man. Notes
The life of the mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War by Perry Miller( Book )

56 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains books 1-2, and part of book 3, of a work intended to be complete in 9 books. The parts after book 3, chapter 1, were never completed
The American Puritans, their prose and poetry by Perry Miller( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 1982 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the writings of Puritans in New England in the first century of colonial life
Errand into the wilderness by Perry Miller( Book )

52 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world-famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr. Miller's lifelong purpose to answer: What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America? In what light did they see themselves? As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justification? Or did they consider themselves errand boys for a higher power which might, as is frequently the habit of authority, change its mind about the importance of their job before they had completed it? These questions are by no means frivolous. They go to the roots of seventeenth-century thought and of the ever-widening and quickening flow of events since then. Disguised from twentieth-century readers first by the New Testament language and thought of the Puritans and later by the complacent transcendentalist belief in the oversoul, the related problems of purpose and reason-for-being have been central to the American experience from the very beginning. Mr. Miller makes this abundantly clear and real, and in doing so allows the reader to conclude that, whatever else America might have become, it could never have developed into a society that took itself for granted. The title, Errand into the Wilderness, is taken from the title of a Massachusetts election sermon of 1670. Like so many jeremiads of its time, this sermon appeared to be addressed to the sinful and unregenerate whom God was about to destroy. But the original speaker's underlying concern was with the fateful ambiguity in the word errand. Whose errand? This crucial uncertainty of the age is the starting point of Mr. Miller's engrossing account of what happened to the European mind when, in spite of itself, it began to become something other than European. For the second generation in America discovered that their heroic parents had, in fact, been sent on a fool's errand, the bitterest kind of all; that the dream of a model society to be built in purity by the elect in the new continent was now a dream that meant nothing more to Europe. The emigrants were on their own. Thus left alone with America, who were they? And what were they to do? In this book, as in all his work, the author of The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century; The New England Mind: From Colony to Province, and The Transcendentalists, emphasizes the need for understanding the human sources from which the American mainstream has risen. In this integrated series of brilliant and witty essays which he describes as "pieces," Perry Miller invites and stimulates in the reader a new conception of his own inheritance."--Amazon.com book description
Jonathan Edwards by Perry Miller( Book )

70 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perry Miller's study of Jonathan Edwards as a writer and an artist is regarded as one of the great studies of 'the life of the mind.' He challenges his readers to understand Edwards as an intellectual who, living in his own time and place, wrestled with issues relevant to the modern world"--Page 4 of cover
The transcendentalists : an anthology by Perry Miller( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American transcendentalists : their prose and poetry by Perry Miller( Book )

35 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of works by New England writers of the early 1800's
Roger Williams: his contribution to the American tradition by Perry Miller( Book )

48 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First edition." LWL 5754 W675 S953: Gift of Mrs. Lewis to Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, Christmas 1953
The Puritans by Perry Miller( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory, education, science, and more. Regarded by historian Samuel Eliot Morison as 'the best selection ever made of Puritan literature, point of view and culture'"--Amazon.com
Orthodoxy in Massachusetts : 1630-1650 by Perry Miller( Book )

47 editions published between 1070 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The raven and the whale; the war of words and wits in the era of Poe and Melville by Perry Miller( Book )

40 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major writers of America by Perry Miller( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the writings of fifteen important American authors, including portions of novels, short stories, prose and poems
Nature's nation by Perry Miller( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Puritanism's effect on the religious, philosophic and literary life in America and the tendency to see the U.S. as "nature's nation."
Consciousness in Concord : the text of Thoreau's hitherto "lost journal," 1840-1841 by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1985 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American thought: Civil War to World War I by Perry Miller( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Awakening: documents illustrating the crisis and its consequences by Alan Heimert( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritans by Perry Miller( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory, education, science, and more. Regarded by historian Samuel Eliot Morison as the best selection ever made of Puritan literature, point of view and culture
The legal mind in America: from independence to the Civil war by Perry Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three documents and speeches concerned with the emergence and the formulation of a theory of American law, edited with an introduction and notes by Perry Miller
The golden age of American literature by Perry Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, essays, and poems written in the mid-nineteenth century when Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville and Whitman were writing
 
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The American Puritans, their prose and poetry
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The New England mind : the seventeenth centuryThe life of the mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil WarThe American Puritans, their prose and poetryErrand into the wildernessJonathan EdwardsThe transcendentalists : an anthologyThe raven and the whale; the war of words and wits in the era of Poe and MelvilleThe Puritans
Alternative Names
Miller, Perry Eddy Gilbert 1905-1963

Miller, Perry G.

Miller, Perry G. 1905-1963

Miller, Perry Gilbert Eddy

Miller, Perry Gilbert Eddy 1905-1963

Perry Miller Amerikaans historicus (1905-1963)

Perry Miller amerikansk historikar

Perry Miller amerikansk historiker

Perry Miller historiador estadounidense

Perry Miller historien américain

Perry Miller storico statunitense

Perry Miller US-amerikanischer Geschichts- und Literaturwissenschaftler

Перри Миллер

بيري ميلر مؤرخ أمريكي

پری میلر تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

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Languages
English (867)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

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