A Review Of "Pilgrims And Puritans (1620-1676)"

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  1. FMeekins

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    The Brothers Collier begin their Pilgrims and Puritans (1620-1676) by observing of American history texts in general, “Students become lost in a swamp of factual information, and as a consequence lose track of how those facts fit together, and why they are significant and relevant to the world today...We believe that it is surely more important for students to grasp underlying concepts and ideas that emerge from the movement of history than to memorize an array of facts and figures.”

    Whether the attempt to undermine interest in the relevance of America’s past is part of an organized plot or merely the result of incompetent teachers or educational methodologies is another issue. But regardless of the problem’s origin, one of the groups most misunderstood as a result has to be the nation’s Pilgrim and Puritan Forefathers.


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    I would feel more kindly toward the New England Puritans if they hadn't insisted on perscuting Baptists.
     

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