Perry Miller


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Perry G. Miller (February 25, 1905 – December 9, 1963) was an American intellectual historian and Harvard University professor. He was an authority on American Puritanism, and a founder of the field of American Studies. Alfred Kazin referred to him as "the master of American intellectual history". In his most famous book, The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century (1939), Miller ... more »

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  • ''It is only too clear that man is not at home in this universe, and yet he is not good enough to deserve a better.''
    Perry Miller (1905-1963), U.S. historian. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century, ch. 1 (1939).
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