As in: “The jeremiad, the earliest form of American social criticism, was adapted by the New England Puritans to advance their cause of becoming a ‘city upon a hill,’ and it was further developed by American colonists in the years immediately preceding the American Revolution…” (129).
Konkle, L. (2006). Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. Retrieved from
Read more about jeremiads in a book review from the New York Times.
Stephenson, W. (2012, March 23). American jeremiad: A manifesto. The New York Times.
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