Cotton Mather

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Cotton Mather

England /America 1663 – 1728

Teachers: Robert Boyle; Increase Mather, father;

Students: John Cotton, son; Richard Mather, son; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Elizabeth Drew Stoddard; Harriet Beecher Stowe; John Eliot; John Winthrop (the elder); Dr. Zabdiel Boylston;

Friends: Benjamin Colman; William Cooper;

Enemies: Sir Edmund Andros; James Franklin (Benjamin Franklin's brother who opposed inoculation); John Williams, Dr and tobacconist; Dr. William Douglass; Robert Calef;

Organizations: Boston's original North Church; Royal Society of London;

Author: Magnalia Christi Americana (1702); Boston Ephermeris" (1686); Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion (1692); Wonders of the Invisible World (1693); The Biblia Americana (1693–1728); Decennium Luctuosom: a History of the Long War (1699); Pillars of Salt (1699); The Negro Christianized (1706) Bonifacius (1710); Theopolis Americana: An Essay on the Golden Street of the Holy City (1710); The Christian Philosopher (1721); Manductio ad Ministerium (1726)

Comments: Puritan minister in New England; encouraged Salem witch trials; promoted Smallpox inoculation;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Mather