Perry Miller


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
February 25, 1905

Died
December 09, 1963


Perry Miller was an American intellectual historian and Harvard University professor. He was an authority on American Puritanism, and one of the founders of what came to be known as 'American Studies'. Alfred Kazin once referred to him as "the master of American intellectual history."

In his most famous book, The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century (1939), Miller adopted a cultural approach to illuminate the worldview of the Puritans, unlike previous historians who employed psychological and economic explanations of their beliefs and behavior.

At Harvard, he directed numerous PhD dissertations; among his most notable students were historians Bernard Bailyn and Edmund Morgan. Margaret Atwood dedicated her famous book The Handmaid's Tale
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Errand into the Wilderness

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The New England Mind: The S...

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The New England Mind: From ...

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The American Puritans: Thei...

3.76 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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Transcendentalists: An Anth...

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Jonathan Edwards

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The Life of the Mind in Ame...

4.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1965 — 2 editions
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The Puritans: A Sourcebook ...

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The Raven and the Whale: Po...

3.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1955 — 2 editions
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Nature's Nation

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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