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Perry Miller

AKA Perry Gilbert Eddy Miller

Born: 25-Feb-1905
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 9-Dec-1963
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The New England Mind

Military service: US Army (1942-45, Maj.)

Father: Eben Perry Sturgis
Mother: Gertrude Eddy
Wife: Elizabeth Williams (m. 21-Sep-1930)

    University: PhB, University of Chicago (1928)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1931)
    Professor: American Literature, Harvard University (1931-63)

    Pulitzer Prize for History 1966 for The Life of the Mind in America

Author of books:
Orthodoxy in Massachusetts, 1630-1650: A Genetic Study (1933, religion)
The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century (1939, intellectual history)
Jonathan Edwards (1949, biography)
Roger Williams: His Contribution to the American Tradition (1953, biography)
The New England Mind: From Colony to Province (1953, intellectual history)
Errand into the Wilderness (1956, history)
The Raven and the Whale: The War of Words and Wits in the Era of Poe and Melville (1956, criticism)
Consciousness in Concord (1958, criticism)
Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War (1965, intellectual history)

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