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Roger Williams

Religion, Politician (c. 1604 — 1684)


James P. Byrd. Challenges of Roger Williams: Religious Liberty, Violent Persecution, and the Bible. Mercer University Press. 2002. 352pp.

Edmund J. Carpenter. Roger Williams: A Study of the Life. New York: Grafton Press. 1909. 253pp.

Roger Chupack. Roger Williams. New York: Twayne. 1969. 168pp.

Gilpin W. Clark. The Millenarian Piety of Roger Williams. University of Chicago Press. 1979. 214pp.

Cyclone Covey. The Gentle Radical: A Biography of Roger Williams. New York: Macmillan. 1966. 273pp.

Wallace Coyle. Roger Williams: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1977. 102pp.

James Calvin Davis. The Moral Theology of Roger Williams: Christian Conviction and Public Ethics. Westminster, MD: John Knox Press. 2004.

Emily Easton. Roger Williams: Prophet and Pioneer. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1930.

Romeo Elton. Life of Roger Williams: The Earliest Legislator and True Champion for a Full and Absolute Liberty of Conscience. Providence, RI: George H. Whitney. 1853.

James Ernst. Roger Williams: New England Firebrand. New York, NY: Macmillan Co.. 1932. 538pp.

William Gammell. Life of Roger Williams, Founder of the State of Rhode Island. Boston, MA: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln. 1846. 221pp.

John Garrett. Roger Williams: Witness Beyond Christendom, 1603-83. 1970. 306pp.

Edwin S. Gaustad. Roger Williams. Oxford University Press. 2005. 160pp.

Timothy L. Hall. Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty. University of Illinois Press. 1998. 206pp.

James D. Knowles. Memoir of Roger Williams the Founder of the State of Rhode Island. Boston, MA: Lincoln, Edmands and Co.. 1834. 437pp.

Perry Miller. Roger Williams: His Contribution to the American Tradition. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs Merrill. 1953. 273pp.

Edmund S. Morgan. Roger Williams: The Church and the State. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World. 1967. 170pp.

Z. A. Mudge. Foot-Prints of Roger Williams: A Biography with Sketches of Important Events in Early New England, With Which He Was Connected.. New York: Phillips & Hunt. 1871. 285pp.

Patricia E. Ruberstone. Grave Undertakings: An Archaeology of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. 2001. 248pp.

Hugh Spurgin. Roger Williams and Puritan Radicalism in the English Separatist Tradition. Edwin Mellen Press. 1989. 177pp.

Arthur B. Strickland. Roger Williams: Prophet and Pioneer of Soul-Liberty. Boston: Judson Press. 1919. 152pp.

Ola Elizabeth Winslow. Master Roger Williams: A Biography. New York: Macmillan Company. 1957. 328pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1229)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1565)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1139)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.829)

  10. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.820)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1117)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.799)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.517)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.737)

  15. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1214)

  16. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.314)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.99)

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