what Cotton Mather means

Cotton Mather’s Passage

Question Description

 

Please describe for me what Cotton Mather means in the following passage from The Wonders of the Invisible World. In your response, please think about how this passage fits into the American context of what Puritans believed and why they were so intent on settling and subduing this “new” land. Be as textual and specific as you can be.

“The New Englanders are a people of God settled in those, which were once the devil’s territories; and it may easily be supposed that the devil was exceedingly disturbed, when he perceived such a people accomplishing the promise of old made unto our blessed Jesus, that He should have the utmost parts of the earth for His possession.”

All the readings are linked below. ou will shape all of your posts by following this Paragraph Plan!! ( Specific requirements in the attached file)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28513/28513-h/28513… Cotton Mather, Wonders of the Invisible World

https://librivox.org/the-wonders-of-the-invisible-… The Wonders of the Invisible World, and A Farther Account of the Tryals of the New England Witches