Sumner Chilton Powell

Sumner Chilton Powell (1924–1993) was an American historian and author who won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1964 for his book 'Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town'. An expert in early American history, particularly the history of New England, Powell's work shed light on the social and political structures of early colonial America.


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  1. 1. Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town

    This book provides an in-depth study of the establishment and development of a Puritan village in New England during the 17th century. The author meticulously examines the social, political, and economic aspects of the community, shedding light on the intricate interplay of religion, communal cooperation, and individual enterprise that shaped the Puritan society. The book also explores the villagers' interactions with the Native Americans, the challenges they faced, and how they adapted to their new environment, providing a comprehensive understanding of the early American colonial experience.