Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2005

160 Pages | 9 halftones & maps

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195183696

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Roger Williams

Edwin S. Gaustad

Lives and Legacies

The founder of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist Church in America, an original and passionate advocate for religious freedom, a rare New England colonist who befriended Native Americans and took seriously their culture and their legal rights, Roger Williams is the forgotten giant among the first English colonists. Now, Edwin S. Gaustad, a leading expert on the life of Roger Williams, offers a vividly written and authoritative biography of the most far-seeing of the early settlers--the first such biography written for a general audience.