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Those who Stayed Behind : Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England - Hal S. Barron

Those who Stayed Behind

Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England

Paperback Published: 25th April 1988
ISBN: 9780521347778
Number Of Pages: 200

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In a departure from the longstanding emphasis on the frontier in American historical writing, Hal Barron employs a range of sources to reconstruct the social and economic history of a nineteenth-century rural community - Chelsea, Vermont -which was profoundly affected by population loss and economic stagnation at a time when most of the country was experiencing geographical expansion and economic growth. The author''s lucid, accessible account explores the hard choices faced by the people of Chelsea as the economic vitality drained out of their community, and shows how they dealt with these choices. Using new methods of social history to place Chelsea in the larger context of nineteenth-century American culture and society, this book provides an innovative contribution to the history of rural America.

List of tables and illustrations
Preface
After the frontier: theory, historiography, and the social history of settled rural America
The storm before the calm: growth and conflict in a developing rural community
The different meanings of rural decline in nineteenth-century America
Quitting the farm and closing the shop: the economy of a settled rural community
The ties that bind: migration and persistence in a settled rural community
Their town: the emergence of consensus and homogeneity in a settled rural community
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521347778
ISBN-10: 0521347777
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 25th April 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.44  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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