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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Roger Thompson; New England Historic Genealogical Society.
|ISBN:||9780880822589 0880822589 9780880822619 0880822619|
|Description:||xxix, 593 pages : maps ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Peopling. Charlestown immigrant origins, 1630-40 ; Suffolk loner: Stephen Fosdick ; The travels and travails of Barnabas Davis, 1635-41 ; People-trafficking: Sprague v. Collins, 1671 ; Incomer: Phineas Pratt ; Numbers ; Charlestown tax list: 16 November 1658 ; Why they came --
pt. 2. Town. Charlestown officeholders, 1634-92 ; Town government ; Who rules? --
pt. 3. Land. Laying out the town ; Hay or mills? Symmes v. Collins and Broughton: issues of land use, 1657 ; Sharecropping conflicts: Brackenbury v. Davis, 1660, and Gould v. Smith, 1676 ; They knew no bounds: the Blanchards ; Lowden's wall, 1679 ; Common rights, 1686 ; Conclusion: sustainable farming. pt. 4. Sea. Charlestown maritime inhabitants, 1630-86 ; The challenging sea ; Charlestown and the Atlantic world: lady La Tour v. Captain John Bayley and alderman William Berkeley, 1644-45 ; The Caribbean comes to Charlestown: Leverett, Norton, Clark, Manning v. Captain Augustine Walker, 1653, and Walker v. Harrington, 1653 ; "Cutting one another's throats for beaver:" Tidd v. Collicutt, 1656-57 ; "Our main end was to catch fish:" Ridgeway v. Jordan, 1653-56 ; Water everywhere: Cole v. Sheppie, 1655-57 ; Captain Francis Norton's estate, 1667 ; Adolescent port life: Russell v. Harris, 1669, and John Hayden's libel, 1671 ; Long houses: the three Cranes, 1635-1712, and keeping up with the Spragues, 1675 ; Captain Jenner's journeys, 1674-78 ; Whose coat? Knight v. Robb, 1679 ; Captain Martin's day in court: 7 October 1679 ; Coasting: Fleg v. Bissell, 1681 ; The ordeals of Captain William Foster, 1658-85 ; Failure in Success: Captain William Marshall's long voyage, 1683-85 ; Conclusion: a violent and unpredictable commercial culture. pt. 5. Church. Godly merchants: Sedgwick, Willoughby, and Russell ; Charlestown and the antinomian crisis, 1637-38 ; Thomas Gould and the Baptist debates, 1655-68 ; Succession crisis, 1678 ; Conclusion:L From Symmes to Morton --
pt. 6. Women. Arrald Cole's letters to her children, 1655, 1661 ; Women and the churches ; Ursula Cole (1632-78): unorthodox alewife ; mary mansfield (1610-82) and the Jarndyce effect ; "A damned whore:" Sarah Largin of Charlestown and Whorekill, 1668-1709 ; Katherina kidnapped: Deacon v. Jenner, 1670 ; A wild ward: Mary Robinson, 1676 ; Whose herbs? Wadland and Geary, 1682 ; Two widows: Alice Rand (1594-1691) and Mary Nash (ca. 1605-74) ; Young women abused ; Wealthy women ; Conclusion: gender and fundamentalisms. pt. 7. Communal conciliation, 1650 ; Fosket follies, 1663 ; A mason's revenge: Welch v. Goodwin, 1672 ; Unneighborly carriages: Smith v. Frost, 1673 ; Seadogs' land war: Martin v. Waffe, 1676 ; Drink and vilence ; Violent servants ; Mass violence: Metacom's or King Philip's war, 1675-76 ; Anger management, communal and divine --
pt. 8. Defiance. Chronology of the glorious revolution: dominion and revolution, 1686-92 --
pt. 9. Epilogue. Three towns, three experiments: Charlestown, Watertown, and Cambridge.