New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

by Virginia DeJohn Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052144764X

ISBN-13: 9780521447645

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Through analyses of the process of migration and settlement and of the symbolic meaning that participants attached to their experiences, the book tells the story of New England's origins as one of dynamism and change. Focusing on the lives of nearly 700 emigrants, the narrative examines such topics as the settlers' motives for leaving England, their experience of the…  See more details below

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Through analyses of the process of migration and settlement and of the symbolic meaning that participants attached to their experiences, the book tells the story of New England's origins as one of dynamism and change. Focusing on the lives of nearly 700 emigrants, the narrative examines such topics as the settlers' motives for leaving England, their experience of the voyage, their patterns of settlement in the New World, and their search for economic security in a new land. The descendants of the founders erected the story of their "great" migration into early British America's only effective foundation myth--a record of achievement that succeeding generations could never match. Rich in detail and insight, this exploration of New England's founding examines both the lives of ordinary people and the transcendent meanings that those lives ultimately acquired.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521447645
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Decision; 2. Passage; 3. Transplantation; 4. Competency; 5. Legacy; Appendix; Index.

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