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                      ©World Magazine of Ideas and the Arts™ — Fall 2017 Volume XVII,  Issue 4

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Autobiography is a window into history as well as an art form. Horace White’s writing gives us a number of insights to the 1800s. It may seem strange that sermons could be as horrifying as represented here, yet the writings of the early Puritans reveal the same thing. If we remind ourselves that there was no internet, TV, radio, and very few newspapers, we can get an idea of how gripping the spoken word could be. Few people had books other than the Bible. One insight from these pages is that the local church could take away a poor man’s property as though it were taxes. In these pages, we get a vision of a fascinating past in America. We see what it was like for the people who engendered the rise of what we have now.

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