This article reviews a memoir of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island. The reviewer presents Williams’ biography, the founding of Providence and the creation of Rhode Island. Much attention is paid to the politics of its founding.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-166-7 Publication Status: In Print Publication Date: Aug 7,2010 Interior Color: Black Trim Size: 6 x 9 Page Count: 27 Language: English ISBN: 978-1-61143-166-7 Price: $36.00 Your price: $21.60
The article reviews a memoir of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island. The reviewer begins with a short biography of Williams. He begins with his birth, education at Oxford, and interest in theology. He arrives in New England to the newly established Pilgrim church. Where he landed differed from other areas because ecclesiastical structure was not civil. Later immigrants to Salem and Boston made church part of the state. Traveling New England, he finds his opinions on church and state offensive to the people. Williams struggles with authorities over religious rites and practices. He eventually settles Providence. The reviewer relates details of the colony and treatment of the Native Americans. Massachusetts rejects the new settlement. After Williams involves in politicking, a colony is formed. The reviewer respects the biographer’s inclusion of depictions of religious intolerance in New England. The reviewer continues with details of politics concerning the colony’s status and Williams’ scantly detailed death. The reviewer praises the work for its detail and accuracy.