Now considered America's foremost colonial poet, Edward Taylor was virtually unknown until some of his poems were discovered in the Yale library and published in 1937. The intellectual brilliance and the emotional intensity of his poetical meditations have led critics to compare him to John Donne and George Herbert. These poems are now recognized as one of the great achievements in American devotional literature. |Explores the changing meanings of Plymouth Rock in American culture over two centuries. The author draws on a wealth of speeches, paintings, and popular illustrations.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press