Antick dispositions and the perilous politics of culture : Costume and culture in Jacobean England and America

@article{Abrahams1998AntickDA,
  title={Antick dispositions and the perilous politics of culture : Costume and culture in Jacobean England and America},
  author={R. Abrahams},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  year={1998},
  volume={111},
  pages={115-132}
}
  • R. Abrahams
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Journal of American Folklore
  • This article explores political elaborations of local custom in both Old and New England in the 17th century, focusing on the role of the antiquarian virtuoso. In the Cotswold Olympicks, Robert Dover built on the Stuart use of the rural calendar to secure the countryside against Puritan opposition. Thomas Morton's notorious Maypole of Merrymount created a space of trade and cultural exchange with Native Americans that threatened Puritan authority in more ways than one. 
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