A demonstration prototype for a proposed project with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Project Director:
Paul Royster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Board of Advisors:
Carla Pestana, Miami University of Ohio
Anne Myles, University of Northern Iowa

This proposal is for a Materials Development Project that would publish online open-access scholarly editions of tracts, pamphlets, sermons, histories, and other published writings relating to the persecution of Quakers and Baptists (or Anabaptists or Antipedobaptists). It would create an electronic document collection that would illustrate the struggle for religious toleration in Massachusetts during the period 1650–1700. It would encompass 50 to 60 works, amounting to approximately 4,000 to 5,000 printed pages, and these would be made available free to all users worldwide.




Preliminary List of Works (Appendix 1)



A Declaration of the Sad and Great Persecution and Martyrdom of the People of God, called Quakers, in New-England, for the Worshipping of God (1661), Edward Burrough and Paul Royster , editor