The Resource A measure of light : a novel, Beth Powning

A measure of light : a novel, Beth Powning

Label
A measure of light : a novel
Title
A measure of light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Beth Powning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century Puritan who flees persecution in England, only to find the colony of Massachusetts Bay as dangerous as the country she left behind. Though she is the wife of a successful merchant and mother to their children, she becomes stigmatized following a birth gone terribly wrong and is reviled as a friend to the infamous heretic Anne Hutchinson. Mary tries to accept New England's harsh realities, but is outraged by the cold-hearted Puritan magistrates, with their doctrinaire stranglehold on church and state, their subjugation of women, their wars against the natives in the surrounding territories and their vicious treatment of any who challenge their rule. Mary becomes one of America's first Quakers. As both outcast and privileged citizen, caught between the callings of faith and the ambitions of her husband, she comes to the realization that she must follow her convictions in order to bring an end to the brutal repression of the Quakers in Massachusetts, for whom death by hanging is the ultimate punishment
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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1949-
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Powning, Beth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Women
  • Quakers
  • Massachusetts
Label
A measure of light : a novel, Beth Powning
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780345808479
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 144889
  • 774063
Label
A measure of light : a novel, Beth Powning
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780345808479
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 144889
  • 774063

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