Diversity and Unity in Early North America

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Overview

Philip Morgan's selection of cutting-edge essays by leading historians represents the extraordinary vitality of recent historical literature on early America. The book opens up previously unexplored areas such as cultural diversity, ethnicity, and gender, and reveals the importance of new methods such as anthropology, and historical demography to the study of early America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415087995
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/1993
  • Series: Rewriting Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
List of tables and map
General Introduction 1
1 A Domesday Book for the Periphery 11
2 Convergence: Development of an American Society, 1720-80 43
3 "The Customes of Our Countrey": Indians and Colonists in Early America 75
4 Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North America 113
5 The Plural Origins of American Revivalism 149
6 Church and Home in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Virginia 178
7 Martha Ballard and Her Girls: Women's Work in Eighteenth-Century Maine 201
8 "Baubles of Britain": The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century 227
9 Beneficiaries of Catastrophe: The English Colonists in America 259
Suggestions for further reading 283
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