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Sarah Vowell Finds Humor In Puritan History

Oct 7, 2008 (Talk of the Nation)

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Think the Pilgrims were all straight-laced seriousness and tight buckles? Think again, says author Sarah Vowell.

In her new book, The Wordy Shipmates, Vowell explores the lively history of America's ancestors. Just who were those folks living in the "shining city on a hill"?

Vowell discusses misconceptions about Puritanism and details what exactly went down in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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