Earthquakes Explained and Practically Improved: Occasioned by the late Earthquake on Sept. 8. 1692. in London, many other parts in England, and beyond Sea.

Title

Earthquakes Explained and Practically Improved: Occasioned by the late Earthquake on Sept. 8. 1692. in London, many other parts in England, and beyond Sea.

Description

This is an image of the title page of the Rev. Thomas Doolittle’s 1693 pamphlet on the natural causes of earthquakes and the providential meanings of them. He, like many religious leaders and laypeople alike, attributed providential meaning to earthquakes, especially the disaster that destroyed the Jamaican town of Port Royal in June 1692. After a much smaller earthquake in London that September, Doolittle preached that the earthquakes were signs of God’s displeasure with the immorality of the populace. Pamphlets such as Doolittle’s were quite common after the tragedy in Port Royal especially, as many religious figures viewed it as a providential sign of God’s anger with this notably sinful city.

Creator

Thomas Doolittle

Source

Google Books

Date

1693

Contributor

Kristen Hunsley

Format

Text

Type

Text

Coverage

1450-1700

Files

JamaicaEarthquakes.JPG

Citation

Thomas Doolittle, “Earthquakes Explained and Practically Improved: Occasioned by the late Earthquake on Sept. 8. 1692. in London, many other parts in England, and beyond Sea.,” Disaster History Archive, accessed August 19, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/59.

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