New English Canaan - ThomasHarriet Virginia /spread...

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Review from Friday lecture Thomas Harriet  His “practical religion” Theory on the invisible bullet This way of explaining disease created opportunity for English domination over  Virginia  Opens question over domination/spread We all believe in “invisible things” Religion/Religious texts Always need to think of 17 th  cent religion concretely Puritanism – powerful theological system Without being alienated by its distance from us People often/usually have perfectly rational reasons for believing irrational things Who believes what? Interests it serves? Material interests? Just belief? Social location of the writers/location of the texts Begin to understand “structure of feeling” if you engage further  Epistemological order (as it is lived) Two paintings “The art of painting” “The astronomer?”
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Local comfort/domestic comfort in Netherlands – those dimensions are deeply  tied to struggles and historical transformations in new world  Religious tolerance which pilgrims benefit from = good for business Part of larger economy* Easier to be tolerant than to resist Religious tolerance in new world Commerce Scarcity (of goods, people, labor) English interested in settling new America  Needed settlers – best settlers are religious radicals who cannot find a home in  England or elsewhere Insignificance of religious faith, to commercial interests  Early days at Plymouth  Half of the group dies within a few months (100 to 50 people), tremendous loss  Extreme situation  Squanto (p 141/142) A native of this place, who had been in English and could speak better English  than himself “Pilot bringing them to unknown places”  People going both ways (England to Netherlands, and Netherlands to England) New world has already been integrated into circuit (by 1630s) Squanto taken as a slave, traded, taken as a sailor  Seen discussion of savages/savagery 
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What does Squanto do to “notions of savagery” See hybridity in texts, intercultural melding  Outcomes of struggle and conflict  See this vividly in Plymouth plantation Pilgrims need instruction  Peace agreement on 141  Fantasy of what this “could have been like” History that “might have been” cooperative, but its not “Might have been” peaceful, but its not Right next to massive war, which effectively destroyed Pequot population  (Pequot war) Tremendously violent conflict  Moby dick 1851 – name of the shape is the “Pequod” 
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