A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848 /

"Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary, and woven into its quotidian details of small-town farm life is a remarkable tale of conflict and transformation. Sustained by its Puritan heritage, gentry leadership, and creed of common good, Boylston had...

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Main Author: Fuhrer, Mary Babson.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • The wilderness world
  • A church disassembled
  • Economic choice and consequences
  • Fields and dreams
  • Useful knowledge
  • Re-forming community
  • Political principles, partisan passions
  • The bonds of anti-slavery
  • Reaping.