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By Edwin S. Gaustad

Roger Williams chronicles the lifetime of some of the most outstanding forefathers in American heritage. a real innovative, this religious Puritan championed local American rights; wrote treatises on equivalent rights, flag desecration, and the separation of church and kingdom; validated the 1st American cost according to overall non secular toleration--and he lived greater than a century ahead of independence, while the USA was once nonetheless an enormous wasteland! Williams went directly to undertake grownup baptism and based the 1st Baptist church in the US. He grew to become president of Rhode Island colony in 1654, served as captain within the protection of windfall in the course of King Philip's conflict, and persisted to jot down and pontificate passionately for spiritual tolerance and local American rights until eventually his demise in 1683.

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