Prospero's America

Prospero's America

In Prospero's America, Walter W. Woodward examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by John Winthrop, Jr., one of English colonization's early giants. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition and hasten Christ's Second Coming. Woodward demonstrates the influence of Winthrop and his philosophy on New England's cultural formation: its settlement, economy, religious toleration,… (more)

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Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (June 07, 2011)

Collection: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

Page count: 336 pages

Language: English


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