Like all good Awakenings and revolutions, the Great Awakening and the American Revolution started with a good conversation. But when and with whom did that good conversation start? New England Transcendentalism started somewhere, but where and how? The seed of Civil Disobedience was planted by someone in Massachusetts, but by who and why?
In the polemic spirit of Jane Anger’s The Protection for Women we publish The Worming of America as a rebuttal to Joseph Swetnam’s novel published in 1615 titled, The Arraignment of Lewd, Idle, Forward, and Unconstant Women: or the Vanity of Them, Choose You Whether: With a Commendation of Wise, Virtuous and Honest Women: Pleasant For Married Men, Profitable For Young Men, and Hurtful to None.
Our author and illustrator Autumn Leaf, in the spring of 1650 Boston, shares her thoughts, pain, and drawings with you, the reader, for over four hours on the morning of June 1st. Our American journey will be filled with ups and downs / twists and turns — where our own ideas of civilization, religion, sin, debt, and humanity are questioned.
The sun will shine tomorrow even as you read or look into this dark comedy, and for better or worse the truth will be felt and laid bare in the American sunlight. Not because we live within our Fathers’ Age of Reason, no… quite the opposite. The Worming of America will be heard in 2018 and beyond because America now lives in the age of treason.
Format: Textbook, 344 pages, 6×9″
Table of Contents
Not a Mayflower, but a Lioness
Crowns for Kids
Living with the Terrorist
Made in London
A Boston Education; Or I’m Better Than You
Spread the Bro-Word
At Home with Hate
Devil’s Divorce Island
Black Knight Daughter
Religion is War
Is Your Daddy a Wounded Warrior or a Wounded Murderer?
Because God Told Me
Do the Pequots Understand Profit Sharing?
I Don’t Have a Boat
This Is Child Abuse
Israel Didn’t Just Squirm, Our Entire World Squirms
Good Morning, Elizabeth
The English Civil War on American Holiday
Not Real, but for a White-Devil Male: Ideal
Why Has Providence Been Outlawed?
God Works in Mysterious Ways
Might Does Make Right
I’ve Never Met An Elder Here