This site was created by Kathryn Peltier in fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, August 2005. The project was designed and implemented in conjunction with the English Department's Graduate American Studies Program.

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Selections from the manuscript of Cotton Mather's Paterna are included with the permission of the staff of the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. I would like to extend my thanks to the special collections staff for their help.

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"Such a Means of Promoting His Work Amongst Us":
Evangelicalism and Autobiography in Early American Conversion Narratives

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