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By Robert Blair St. George

The folk of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape--a global the place familiars invaded our bodies suddenly, witches handed comfortably via locked doorways, and homes blew down in gusts of indignant, providential wind. which means, Robert St. George argues, was once layered, usually oblique, and inextricably intertwined with reminiscence, apprehension, and mind's eye. by way of exploring the linkages among such cultural expressions as seventeenth-century farmsteads, witchcraft narratives, eighteenth-century crowd violence, and renowned photographs of latest England Federalists, St. George demonstrates that during early New England, issues mattered up to phrases within the shaping of metaphor. those types of cultural representation--architecture and gravestones, metaphysical poetry and sermons, renowned faith and exertions politics--are attached via what St. George calls a 'poetics of implication.' phrases, items, and activities, referentially interdependent, show the continuing resilience and gear of seventeenth-century pop culture during the eighteenth century. Illuminating their interconnectedness, St. George calls into query the particular effect of the so-called Enlightenment, suggesting simply how lengthy a shadow the colonial weather of worry and internal instability solid over the nice and cozy glow of the early nationwide period.

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