Douglas Campbell’s classic two-volume work, The Puritan in Holland, England, and America, examines Puritanism—a product of reformation and producer of revolution—as the ideal that spurred the development of religious and civil freedom first in Holland, then in England and America. Campbell tells the story of how the initially persecuted Puritans’ doctrine and beliefs became a cultural force that eventually helped develop the spirit of limited government, religious freedom, and mass public education. Campbell first grew interested in the topic in law school and it became a lifelong research project. He traveled to England and Holland, fulfilling professional duties and continuing his research on the side. He was finally able to record the text of his work when a permanent illness forced him out of actively practicing law. Campbell’s passion shines in his logical writing and insight.
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- Classic account of the spread and influence of Puritanism in Europe and America
- Richly detailed and cohesive historical narrative
- Title: The Puritan in England, Holland, and America
- Author: Douglas Campbell
- Edition: 4th, Revised and Corrected
- Publisher: Harper & Brothers
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 1,192
About the Author
Douglas Campbell was an attorney in nineteenth-century New England and a member of the American Historical Association. His work The Puritan in Holland, England, and America, was commended by British prime minister W. E. Gladstone as a “deeply interesting” work of “great value and importance.”