Book Discussion on The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell talked about her book The Wordy Shipmates (Riverhead; October 7, 2008). In this book Sarah Vowell, the author of several books… read more

Sarah Vowell talked about her book The Wordy Shipmates (Riverhead; October 7, 2008). In this book Sarah Vowell, the author of several books including The Partly Cloudy Patriot and Assassination Vacation, presents a history of America’s Puritan settlers. Ms. Vowell invokes humor, popular culture, and current misconceptions to reassess the Puritans. Drawing on several sources, including diaries, sermons, and pamphlets of the time, she presents a more complicated populace than is commonly understood. She finds that the differences between the Plymouth Puritans and those led by John Winthrop in Massachusetts were as important as current Sunni/Shia rifts. After reading from her book, Ms. Vowell responded to questions from members of the audience. This event at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore. close

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Book Discussion on The Wordy Shipmates

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 26, 2008
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2011

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  • Oct 26, 2008 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 28, 2008 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 29, 2008 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2009 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 11, 2011 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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