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Drawing on extensive primary sources, including ward tax assessors' Taking Books, church records, census records, birth and marriage records, newspaper accounts, and town directories, Jacqueline Barbara Carr brings to life Boston's remarkable rebirth as a flourishing cosmopolitan city at the dawn of the nineteenth century. She examines this watershed period in the city's social and cultural history from the perspective of the town's ordinary men and women, both white and African American, recreating the determined community of laborers, artisans, tradesmen, mechanics, and seamen who demonstrated an incredible perseverance in reshaping their shattered town and lives. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 2005. With a new foreword by Jonathan M. Chu.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. viii
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  1. Foreword to the Humanities Open Book Edition
  2. Jonathan M. Chu
  3. pp. x-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiv-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. Prologue
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  1. Image
  2. p. 12
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  1. 1. The Siege of Boston
  2. pp. 13-42
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  1. 2. The Character of the Town
  2. pp. 43-87
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  1. 3. A Well-Ordered Town
  2. pp. 88-146
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  1. 4. Bostonians at Work
  2. pp. 147-190
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  1. 5. The Politics of Leisure
  2. pp. 191-228
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 229-235
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-291
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 293-305
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555538743
MARC Record
OCLC
1102419734
Pages
338
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-17
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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