Synopses & Reviews
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The early American Congregational minister and author Cotton Mather (1663-1728), remembered mainly for his participation in the Salem witch trials, is perhaps the greatest and most misunderstood figure in pre-Revolutionary American history. Mather, believing his main purpose in life was to do good, devoted his life to praying, preaching, and writing, eventually publishing more than 400 works.
Welcome Rain is proud to reintroduce Kenneth Silverman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the most celebrated of all New England Puritans, at once a sophisticated work which succeeds admirably in presenting a complete portrait of a complex man and a groundbreaking study that accurately portrays Mather and his contemporaries as the first true Americans rather than European expatriates.