English Class: American Literature

Cotton, Winthrop, and Rowlandson

Three well-known Puritan figures in the 1600s were John Cotton (1585-1652), John Winthrop (1588-1649), and Mary Rowlandson (1637-1711). John Cotton gave his notable sermon God’s Promise To His Plantation in 1630 to a group of Puritan colonists who were about to sail to the New World under John Winthrop’s governorship. John Winthrop also gave a sermon before or… Continue reading Cotton, Winthrop, and Rowlandson