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The brittle thread of life : backcountry people make a place for themselves in early America

Author: Mark Williams
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The colonists who settled the backcountry in eighteenth-century New England were recruited from the social fringe, people who were desperate for land, autonomy, and respectability. This title offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Mark, 1948-
Brittle thread of life.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009005784
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Williams
ISBN: 1282352024 9781282352025 0300139225 9780300139228 9780300156423 0300156421
OCLC Number: 646846905
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : nothing for history to say? --
A place called Sammon Brooke --
On penalty of loosing our freeholds --
Zeal for the support of the darling liberty --
In our corporate capacity --
Settled our land according to your command --
We ought to obey God rather than man --
We do not want any goviner but the goviner of the univarse --
As they shall judge necessary --
Epilogue : a hazardous state and condition.
Responsibility: Mark Williams.

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"A deeply researched, vivid and absorbing account of the truculently independent people of New England's backcountry and their place in the history of the region and the nation."-Keith Wrightson, Read more...

 
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