ATG Quirky: America’s First Banned Book Really Ticked Off the Plymouth Puritans

by | Nov 1, 2019 | 0 comments

And according to this post in Atlas Obscura, its author Thomas Horton, wasn’t your typical Puritan. He was known by his neighbors as the “Lord of Misrule,” and had the audacity to … revive “old-world customs, faced off with a Puritian militia determined to quash his pagan festivals, and wound up in exile. He eventually sued and, like any savvy rabble-rouser should, got a book deal out of the whole affair. Published in 1637, his New English Canaan mounted a harsh and heretical critique of Puritan customs and power structures…”

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