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Diversity and Unity in Early North America : Rewriting Histories - Philip D. Morgan

Diversity and Unity in Early North America

Rewriting Histories

By: Philip D. Morgan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1993
ISBN: 9780415087995
Number Of Pages: 296

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The essays collected in this reader represent the extraordinary vitality of recent historical literature on early America, and suggest ways of synthesizing the vast proliferation of knowledge. Phillip Morgan explores the history of previously neglected groups, and uses methods of historical demography or historical anthropology to yield rich results. As the horizons of scholarship have expanded to encompass the intimate details of everyday life, and the beliefs and ideas of ordinary people, the knowledge gained by these advances are fitted into the broader patterns of interpretation.

These wide-ranging and well-crafted essays not only synthesize new currents in early American history, but push at the boundaries of recent research. While the authors emphasize the theme of colonial diversity, they also manage to chart broad new interpretive frameworks. The volume, as a whole, suggests how recent work in social history is reshaping interpretations of colonial and revolutionary politics. It will be enlightening and stimulating for students and teachers of early America.

Editor's preface
List of tables and map
General Introductionp. 1
A Domesday Book for the Peripheryp. 11
Convergence: Development of an American Society, 1720-80p. 43
"The Customes of Our Countrey": Indians and Colonists in Early Americap. 75
Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North Americap. 113
The Plural Origins of American Revivalismp. 149
Church and Home in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Virginiap. 178
Martha Ballard and Her Girls: Women's Work in Eighteenth-Century Mainep. 201
"Baubles of Britain": The American and Consumer Revolutions of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 227
Beneficiaries of Catastrophe: The English Colonists in Americap. 259
Suggestions for further readingp. 283
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415087995
ISBN-10: 0415087996
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 2nd September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1