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Adult/High School-The authors demystify both the political realities and the daily social lives of the New England colonists popularly identified as "Pilgrims." Both casual readers and researchers are offered an engaging and edifying introduction to the actual ramifications of life in the early 17th-century colony. The Deetzes look at how order was maintained, relations with the native people, the roles and maintenance of law and punishment, gender relations, violence, death, and the habits of the hearth and home. While knocking down the mythologies that have taken root across the generations, the narrative supplies images that are just as lively and compelling. Sources are retained as notes at the back so that readers need not follow footnotes, yet have documentation close at hand.
Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A remarkable account based on primary sources, beautifully written, and that transports you back to the 17th century.Published 14 months ago by etoile103
I first read this from the public library, and I had to buy it. The book is written for lay people, but the author is a real scholar. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nancy Rice
This is one of those books that if you have any interest at all in history, you must read it. If you feel like reading the genres of romance, horror, or you need a little dirty fix... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Angel Hiott
I am a family historian, researching all eras and places where my ancestors lived. The Times of Their Lives brings history alive.Published on April 1, 2013 by Penny Stowe
My third son is an archaeologist, and he has introduced me to James Deetz--his favorite archaeologist for whom he named a kitten that he found. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by Susan
Dr. James Deetz presents much newly discovered material on the Pilgrims and their journey to the New World. Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Jane Hinds
The Time of Their Lives by James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz is about the Pilgrims' culture in Plymouth Colony. Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by EconGuy
You get the feeling Deetz is a bit of an ass, true, but the book speaks for itself; it's sensational. Read morePublished on November 28, 2003 by joe smith