From Monster to Martyr: Re-Presenting Mary Dyer

@article{Myles2001FromMT,
  title={From Monster to Martyr: Re-Presenting Mary Dyer},
  author={Anne G. Myles},
  journal={Early American Literature},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
  • A. Myles
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Early American Literature
As scholarship in the field of seventeenth-century American lit erature moved beyond a primary focus on the intellectual legacy of ortho dox ministers to devote more exploration to internal rifts and marginal voices, the Antinomian controversy of 1636-38 was quickly established as the dominant example of New England religious dissent and its central figure, Anne Hutchinson, came to symbolize the possibilities for women's religious expression and resistance. Even as the field continues to… Expand
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