New English Canaan or New Canaan. Containing an Abstract of New England, Composed in Three Bookes. The first Booke setting forth the originall of the Natives, their Manners and Customes, together with their tractable Nature and Love towards the English. The second Booke setting forth naturall Indowments of the Country, and what staple Commodities it yealdeth. The third Booke setting forth, what people are planted there, their prosperity, what remarkable accidents have happened since the first planting of it, together with their Tenets and practise of their Church

TitleNew English Canaan or New Canaan. Containing an Abstract of New England, Composed in Three Bookes. The first Booke setting forth the originall of the Natives, their Manners and Customes, together with their tractable Nature and Love towards the English. The second Booke setting forth naturall Indowments of the Country, and what staple Commodities it yealdeth. The third Booke setting forth, what people are planted there, their prosperity, what remarkable accidents have happened since the first planting of it, together with their Tenets and practise of their Church
Year for Search1637
AuthorsMorton, Thomas (c. 1579-1647)
Volume / Edition3 vols.
Date Published1637
PublisherJacob Frederick
Place PublishedAmsterdam, The Netherlands
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Morton founded the colony of Merrymount, located in the area that is now Quincy, Massachusetts, where he developed good relations with the Indians, which drew the ire of the Puritans in Plymouth, who banished Morton, ostensibly for blasphemy and selling weapons to the Indians. Morton then sued the Massachusetts Bay Company and won. This book was a critique of the Puritans and lauded the Indians, presenting them in eutopian terms.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in 1 vol. New York: Arno Press, 1972.

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Author Note

The author (c. 1579-1647) was born in England and spent two periods in the American colonies including the last years of his life.

Full Text

1637 Morton, Thomas (c. 1579-1647). New English Canaan or New Canaan. Containing an Abstract of New England, Composed in Three Bookes. The first Booke setting forth the originall of the Natives, their Manners and Customes, together with their tractable Nature and Love towards the English. The second Booke setting forth naturall Indowments of the Country, and what staple Commodities it yealdeth. The third Booke setting forth, what people are planted there, their prosperity, what remarkable accidents have happened since the first planting of it, together with their Tenets and practise of their Church. 3 vols. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Jacob Frederick. Rpt. in 1 vol. New York: Arno Press, 1972.

Morton founded the colony of Merrymount, located in the area that is now Quincy, Massachusetts, where he developed good relations with the Indians, which drew the ire of the Puritans in Plymouth, who banished Morton, ostensibly for blasphemy and selling weapons to the Indians. Morton then sued the Massachusetts Bay Company and won. This book was a critique of the Puritans and lauded the Indians, presenting them in eutopian terms.