We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts

Atlantic Connections

Marsha L. Hamilton

Publication Year: 2009

Published by: Penn State University Press

Front Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF (7.6 MB)
 

Title Page

pdf iconDownload PDF (21.3 KB)
 

Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF (31.6 KB)
 

Content

pdf iconDownload PDF (32.7 KB)
pp. vii-

read more

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF (45.0 KB)
pp. ix-x

As with most books, this work could not have been completed without a great deal of help and support. First of all, my thanks go to Ned Landsman, my adviser at SUNY Stony Brook, who read many drafts of this manuscript over the years. ...

read more

A Note on Spelling and Dates

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.3 KB)
pp. xi-

In general, spelling and dates are rendered here as written in the original documents, although superscriptions and abbreviations have been brought down and spelled out, and the Old English thorn and Latin spelling characteristics (I for J , U for V ) have been changed to modern forms. ...

read more

Introduction: British and Atlantic Networks in Early Massachusetts

pdf iconDownload PDF (77.0 KB)
pp. 1-13

In November 1693, the choleric governor of Massachusetts, Sir William Phips, witnessed an altercation on Boston’s waterfront. Upon inquiry, he was told by Benjamin Faneuil, a Huguenot merchant who had arrived in the Bay Colony in 1689, that Jahleel Brenton, the customs collector, had ordered the seizure ...

read more

1. The Idea of Community in Early Massachusetts

pdf iconDownload PDF (66.8 KB)
pp. 14-23

Community has long been a favorite topic for historians of early New England. Since the seventeenth century, scholars of the region have equated communities with towns, and commitment to the community with land ownership and church membership. The focus on town and religion helped to solidify the image of New England ...

read more

2. Laborers in Early Massachusetts: Ironworkers at Saugus

pdf iconDownload PDF (127.5 KB)
pp. 24-50

A key component of the formation of British communities in early Massachusetts was the need for labor. As the Bay Colony grew and its economy diversified over the course of the seventeenth century, a need for labor developed that could not be provided primarily by families and godly servants.1 ...

read more

3. British Communities: Agricultural Laborers and Tenant Farmers in Essex County

pdf iconDownload PDF (108.1 KB)
pp. 51-71

In early Massachusetts, non-Puritan residents constructed social relationships based on physical proximity (in neighborhoods, for example), but also on nationality, shared experiences as captives or servants, and marriage and kinship. These mixed communities and social networks consisted of non-Puritan English ...

read more

4. Massachusetts Merchants: From British to Atlantic Networks

pdf iconDownload PDF (129.5 KB)
pp. 72-99

At the same time that British communities developed among tenant farmers, servants, and laborers in agricultural districts of coastal Massachusetts, merchants in the major ports formed commercial communities based on economic interests. Initially, many of these merchants traded primarily with their countrymen in other ports ...

read more

5. Community and Identity in Early Massachusetts

pdf iconDownload PDF (121.8 KB)
pp. 100-124

The formation of British and Atlantic communities in seventeenth-century Massachusetts indicates that these settlers did not simply submerge their identities into the dominant Puritan culture. Through their community networks, they provided support for countrymen and other non-Puritan residents. ...

read more

Conclusion: Into the Eighteenth Century

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.6 KB)
pp. 125-132

By the early eighteenth century, Massachusetts society had changed dramatically. Settled initially as a refuge from the corruptions of English society, Massachusetts had been transformed into an Atlantic entrep

Appendix

pdf iconDownload PDF (50.7 KB)
pp. 133-134

Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF (242.6 KB)
pp. 135-178

Bibliography

pdf iconDownload PDF (108.3 KB)
pp. 179-196

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF (61.3 KB)
pp. 197-204

Back Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF (7.4 MB)
 


E-ISBN-13: 9780271053387
E-ISBN-10: 0271053380
Print-ISBN-13: 9780271035512
Print-ISBN-10: 027103551X

Page Count: 216
Publication Year: 2009

Research Areas

Recommend

Subject Headings

  • Social networks -- Massachusetts -- History.
  • Community life -- Massachusetts -- History.
  • Ethnicity -- Massachusetts -- History.
  • Massachusetts -- Ethnic relations.
  • Massachusetts -- Economic conditions.
  • Massachusetts -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
  • You have access to this content
  • Free sample
  • Open Access
  • Restricted Access