Puritan Gift: Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global by Ken Hopper

By Ken Hopper

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The Puritan present lines the origins and the features of yankee managerial tradition which, during 3 centuries, might flip a bunch of small colonies into the best financial and political energy on the earth. It was once the Protestant ethic whose characteristics--thrift, a appreciate for enquiry, individualism tempered by way of a necessity to cooperate, good fortune as a degree of divine approval--helped to create the stipulations which resulted in America's managerial and company good fortune. hence, the authors contend, the force, strength and popularity of innovation, festival, development and social mobility, all have their origins within the self-discipline and ethos of America's first wave of eu immigrants: the Puritans. And, the authors warn, as americans distance themselves from middle values which produced their 19th and 20th century enterprise and fiscal successes, they endanger the foundation for his or her prosperity and defense.

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Of the eleven vessels in the Winthrop fleet, five including the Arbella left Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, just off the southern coast, on or soon after April 7, 1630 and made landfall on June 8. On June 12, Winthrop and some of his companions went ashore and dined on ‘good venison, pasty and good beer’ in Salem as guests of Governor Endicott, who had been in charge of their advance party. fm Page 21 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 5:27 PM The Great Migration of the 1630s 21 Winthrop and companions looked at the stony peninsula of Salem and ‘liked it not’.

Furthermore, its high standard of living is derived not so much from the quality of its managerial culture as from the spendthrift practice of ‘blowing’ its capital – coal, iron, gold, wood, fish, wool and land – with little thought to the future. fm Page 27 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 5:27 PM The Great Migration of the 1630s 27 A comparison can also be made with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish and Portuguese occupations of Latin America. Of the quartet of characteristics that we have ascribed to the North American colonists, however, it is doubtful if even one could be said to apply consistently to the citizens of the Hispanic colonies.

Mormonism had been founded in Illinois around 1830 by its first prophet, Joseph Smith. It sprang out of the nationwide movement known to historians as the Second Great (religious) Awakening, which spanned the half century from 1790 to 1840, the first one having occurred on either side of 1740. The two awakenings were alike in the sense that both sought to bring errant Christians back within the fold but otherwise they were very different in character. The first had re-asserted the doctrines of predestination and original sin, being a reversion to the strict Calvinist theology of the early migrants.

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