Peoples of a Spacious Land: Families and Cultures in Colonial New England

Peoples of a Spacious Land: Families and Cultures in Colonial New England

by Gloria L. Main

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674006287
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Gloria L. Main is Professor of History, Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Native New England1
2Newcomers19
3Taking the Land38
4Sexuality, Courtship, and Marriage62
5Bearing and Losing Children95
6Childrearing and the Experience of Childhood117
7Youth and Old Age156
8Transitions: The Narragansetts188
9Transitions: The English203
Select Bibliography239
Notes241
Index313

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An important and valuable work that will last...Its value lies in its systematic comparison of New English life with the lives of comparable groups remaining in England and of the Narragansett Indians on dimensions such as social organization, patterns of work, gender relations, sexual practices, and ways of dealing with sickness and death. I cannot think of another work that makes such comparisons as helpfully. Main adds to our understanding of the English in America.

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