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The leading expert on colonial New England is Perry Miller. A good introductory tome is Errand into the Wilderness. If that’s more than you want to bite off at once, you could try Edmund Morgan’s biography of John Winthrop. In regard to New England religion, try David Hall’s Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment. Colonial New England environmental history is fascinatingly discussed in William Cronon’s Changes in the Land. The subject of Godbeer’s Sexual Revolution in Early America is obvious. In general, I don’t know a good book on the Salem Witchcraft Scare, which anyhow wasn’t very important.

I’m afraid I haven’t read Taylor’s book.