The heart of the commonwealth : society and political culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861 (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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The heart of the commonwealth : society and political culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861

Author: John L Brooke
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the central controversies in our understanding of early America involves the place of republican and liberal thinking in polity and society. The Heart of the Commonwealth presents a synthetic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Brooke
ISBN: 0521370299 9780521370295 0521673399 9780521673396
OCLC Number: 660603709
Description: xxi, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations and tables; Preface; Abbreviations used in the footnotes; Prologue; Part I. A Provincial World, 1713-1763: 1. Institutions: towns, countries and class; 2. Economy: class, property, credit, and the Land Bank; 3. Awakening: orthodoxy, dissent, and a new social architecture; 4. Politics: from popular insurgency to Shirley's consensus; Part II. The Revolution, 1763-1789: 5. The popular gentry and the revolutionary crisis; 6. The Baptists and the constitution; 7. Conventions, regulation, and antifederalism; Part III. In the New Nation, 1789-1861: 8. Party spirit; 9. Economic transformation; 10. Insurgencies; 11. Antislavery; Epilogue; Appendices; Index.
Responsibility: John L. Brooke.
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