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Economic and social history of New England, 1620-1789.

Author: William B Weeden
Publisher: New York, Hillary House Publishers, 1963.
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Weeden, William B. (William Babcock), 1834-1912.
Economic and social history of New England, 1620-1789.
New York, Hillary House Publishers, 1963
(OCoLC)646849392
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William B Weeden
OCLC Number: 237624
Notes: "An unaltered and unabridged reprint of the original 1890 edition."
Description: 2 volumes (xvi, 964 pages) 22 cm
Contents: v.1: Ch. I. The founding of New England --
Home and community --
Ch. II. Aboriginal intercourse with the colonists --
Economic use of wampum --
Ch. III. Formation of the community, 1630-1640 --
Social management of common lands --
The meeting and meeting-house --
The political, religious, social community --
Ch. IV. Agriculture, fish, and furs, 1621-1639 --
Artificial prices and rates of wages --
Early travel, roads, and inns --
Ch. V. Opening of commerce, 1631-1662 --
Fur trade and the fisheries --
Larger commerce commences --
Ch. VI. Rise of homespun industries, 1640-1642 --
Cloth-making and other industries --
The communication by land --
Domestic life of the second period --
Manners and morals --
Ch. VII. The working of the navigation acts, 1662-1685 --
The fisheries --
John Hull, the merchant --
Ships and shipbuilding --
Ch. VIII. The New Englander in his home, 1663-1690 --
Towns and communities --
Effects of the Puritan social system --
Manufactures --
Travel and communications --
Finance and paper money --
Ch. IX. Privateers, pirates, and their relations to commerce, 1686-1713 --
Regular commerce --
The Pepperell family and foreign commerce --
Ch. X. Domestic development in the dark days, 1690-1713 --
Manufactures --
Home labor and manufacture the indirect support of commerce --
Ch. XI. The whale fishery, 1713-1745 --
Sperm whales and sailing voyages --
Romance and remarkable adventures --
v.2: Ch. XII. The African slave-trade, 1708-1764 --
Conduct of the importation --
Peter Faneuil in the trade --
Ch. XIII. The period of inflation, 1713-1745 --
New England industries --
Easier travel and general comfort --
The community and its administration --
Social life and customs --
Ch. XIV. Commerce after the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713-1745 --
Outlawed piracy --
The merchant amory --
Construction and management of vessels --
General commerce --
Economy of the fisheries --
Privateering --
C. XV. Peter Faneuil and the last generation of dependent colonists, 1725-1742 --
Commercial methods --
Ships, fish, and foreign trade --
Social life of the Faneuils --
Ch. XVI. Commerce from Louisburg to Quebec, 1745-1759 --
Commerce of the period --
Rum, fisheries, ships --
Privateering and illegal trade --
Ch. XVII. The last period of colonial dependence, 1745-1762 --
Currency, manufactures, agriculture --
Social life --
Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin --
Ch. XVIII. The Stamp Act and rebelllion, 1763-1775 --
Rebellion --
The community, industries, manners --
Ch. XIX. The last colonial commerce, 1760-1775 --
Sugar Acts and West Indian trade --
Navigation Acts, Sugar Acts, rebellion --
Ch. XX. Revolutionary commerce, 1775-1783 --
The privateers and Elias Hasket Derby --
Ordinary commerce --
Ch. XXI. The greater community forming itself into the United States of America, 1775-1783 --
Manufactures --
Currency and finance --
Social experience --
Ch. XXII. The commerce of the confederation, 1783-1789 --
Oriental commerce an the great merchants --
The whale fishery : the slave-trade --
Ch. XXIII. The confederation seeking unity in the republic, 1783-1789 --
Economic confusion --
Manufactures --
Social intercourse.

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