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Heavenly merchandize : how religion shaped commerce in Puritan America

Author: Mark R Valeri
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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Focusing on the economic culture of colonial New England, Heavenly Merchandize views commerce through the eyes of four generations of Boston merchants, drawing upon their personal letters, diaries, business records, and sermon notes to reveal how merchants built a modern form of exchange out of profound transitions in the puritan understanding of discipline, providence, and the meaning of New England. --From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Valeri
ISBN: 9780691143590 0691143595 9780691162171 0691162174
OCLC Number: 452281533
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2011
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2010
Short-listed for American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Historical Studies 2011
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Heavenly merchandize --
Robert Keayne's gift --
Robert Keayne's trials --
John Hull's accounts --
Samuel Sewall's windows --
Hugh Hall's scheme --
Epilogue : Religious revival.
Responsibility: Mark Valeri.
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Examines the religion's role in the creation of a market economy in early America. Focusing on the economic culture of New England, this title views commerce through the eyes of Boston merchants and  Read more...

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