Topic 1 DQ 2


Read John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” and Carville Earle’s “Pioneers of Providence.” John Winthrop defines the Puritan Ideal of Community, while Earle provides an economic and geographic perspective for establishing the English colonies in North America. Discuss the motivations for English colonization of America. Identify a particular group or colony and discuss the political, economic, or social reasons behind their coming to the New World. Explain.

These links are also available in the Topic Resources.

“A Model of Christian Charity, by Winthrop from Milestone Documents of World Religions (2017).

“Pioneers of Providence: The Anglo-American Experience, 1492-1792,” by Earle.