North Shore Senior Center, Arthur C. Nielsen, Campus - Joyce Haworth, Instructor, College of Lake County - Is there anything to be said about the Puritans besides their reputed attachment to turkey and witch trials? Plenty. The Puritans were among the most successful colonial planters. They avoided the pitfalls that certain other colonies fell into, boasted the first published poet from North America (and she's a woman), ran up huge bar tabs at festive occasions like ordinations, and established a government that, for awhile, was probably the most representative in the world. Get ready for some myth-busting, for the scholarly research about Puritans reveals a very different picture than popular perceptions.
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