Small Worlds, Large Questions: Explorations in Early American Social History, 1600-1850 / Edition 1

Small Worlds, Large Questions: Explorations in Early American Social History, 1600-1850 / Edition 1

by Darrett B. Rutman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813915309

ISBN-13: 9780813915302

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813915302
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1By Way of Prologue: Historians' Imperatives, or An Empiricist in a Marxist Den3
2The "New Social History" in America16
3Community Study34
4The Mirror of Puritan Authority57
5Children of the Fellowship73
6Governor Winthrop's Garden Crop93
7People in Process: The New Hampshire Towns of the Eighteenth Century113
8Magic, Christianity, and Church in Early Virginia134
9Of Agues and Fevers: Malaria in the Early Chesapeake158
10"Now-Wives and Sons-in-Law": Parental Death in a Seventeenth-Century Virginia County188
11The Genesis of a Chesapeake Town209
12The Village South231
13Myths, Moralities and Megatheories: The Case of the Antebellum American South275
14Community: A Sunny Little Dream287
Index307

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