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Lowell Lecture

“ ‘Puritans’ and Others in 17th-Century Boston”

Date & Time

Sept. 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
Room 365
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
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Prof. David Hall, Bartlett Professor of New England Church History Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School

Presenting Organization

Paul Revere Memorial Association




Nina Zannieri (, 617 523-2338)

Professor Hall will show how the diaries of people such as Samuel Sewall and Cotton Mather along with the notebooks of John Hull, help us understand how early Boston functioned. These sources illuminate how puritans led their lives and how others disputed or agreed with them as some groups, such as merchants, were more attuned to England than to any local heritage. Part 1 of the Paul Revere Memorial Association series, From Puritans to Catholics: Religion in Boston's North End