The Resource Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts: : Atlantic connections, Marsha L. Hamilton, (ebook)

Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts: : Atlantic connections, Marsha L. Hamilton, (ebook)

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Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts: : Atlantic connections
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Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts:
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Atlantic connections
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Marsha L. Hamilton
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eng
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The seventeenth century saw an influx of immigrants to the heavily Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony. This book redefines the role that non-Puritans and non-English immigrants played in the social and economic development of Massachusetts. Marsha Hamilton shows how non-Puritan English, Scots, and Irish immigrants, along with Channel Islanders, Huguenots, and others, changed the social and economic dynamic of the colony. A chronic labor shortage in early Massachusetts allowed many non-Puritans to establish themselves in the colony, providing a foundation upon which later immigrants built transatlantic economic networks. Scholars of the era have concluded that these "strangers" assimilated into the Puritan structure and had little influence on colonial development; however, through an in-depth examination of each group's activity in local affairs, Marsha Hamilton asserts a much different conclusion. By mining court, town, and company records, letters, and public documents, Hamilton uncovers the impact that these immigrants had on the colony, not only by adding to the diversity and complexity of society but also by developing strong economic networks that helped bring the Bay Colony into the wider Atlantic world. These groups opened up important mercantile networks between their own homelands and allies, and by creating their own communities within larger Puritan networks, they helped create the provincial identity that led the colony into the eighteenth century
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Midwest
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1961-
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Hamilton, Marsha L.
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974.4/02
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Massachusetts
  • Social networks
  • Community life
  • Ethnicity
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
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adult
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Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts: : Atlantic connections, Marsha L. Hamilton, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780271074313
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11621782
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remote
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11621782
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MWT11621782
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Social and economic networks in early Massachusetts: : Atlantic connections, Marsha L. Hamilton, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271074313
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11621782
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11621782
System control number
MWT11621782
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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