- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: University of Virginia Press (June 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081392636X
- ISBN-13: 978-0813926360
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,492,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building the Bay Colony: Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts
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"McWilliams has crafted a wonderful book. Through extensive research and lively prose he has constructed a complex and captivating picture of daily life in early New England. He has shown us why minute details about fish, grain, timber, and cloth are not just fun to read but important to understanding the broader historical developments in early American settlement.(Phyllis Whitman Hunter, author of Purchasing Identity in the Atlantic World)
Even as Atlantic and transnational approaches have reshaped the field of early American history, this compelling book reminds us that a local perspective can lead to fresh insights, especially when it comes to the nature of colonial economic development. The conclusions James E. McWilliams draws from town records and a handful of surviving seveteeth-century account books challenges many common assumptions about the trajectory of economic change in Massachusetts....Although the paucity of evidence has complicated efforts to reconstruct the nature of the internal economy of early America, McWilliams shows that it can be done.(Margaret Ellen Newell, Ohio State University American Historical Review)
About the Author
James E. McWilliams, Assistant Professor of History at Texas State University–San Marcos, is the author of A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America.
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