Cotton Mather Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Biography

Cole, Franklin P. "Cotton Mather (1663-1728)." In Mather Books & Portraits Through Six Early American Generations 1630-1831, pp. 104-68. Portland, Ma.: Casco Printing Company, 1978.

Biographical overview of Mather's life and career.

Wood, James Playsted. The Admirable Cotton Mather. New York: Seabury Press, 1971, 164 p.

Overview of Mather's life and career with one chapter devoted to Mather's role in the Salem witch trials. Wood argues that despite evidence to the contrary, "the myth of [Mather's] responsibility for the cruel purge … has been happily...

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