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The Resource A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848, Mary Babson Fuhrer

A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848, Mary Babson Fuhrer

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A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848
Title
A crisis of community
Title remainder
the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848
Statement of responsibility
Mary Babson Fuhrer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary, and woven into its quotidian details of small-town farm life is a remarkable tale of conflict and transformation. Sustained by its Puritan heritage, gentry leadership, and creed of common good, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the creation of new republic. Then, quite dramatically, in the course of a single generation of wrenching change - from the 1820s-1840s--families, neighbors, church, and town descended into contentious disorder. Making use of Mary White's diary entries, as well as town minutes, letters, and the "friendship books" of school children, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to life the unraveling of Boylston's community and the troublesome creation of a new social order, one centered on individual striving and voluntary associations in an expansive nation. Examining the "age of revolutions" through the lens of one rural community that was swept up into the dynamics of an urbanizing east coast, this engaging microhistory lends new depth to our understanding of a key transformative moment in American history."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Fuhrer, Mary Babson
Dewey number
974.4/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.B56
LC item number
F85 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • White, Mary Avery
  • White family
  • Boylston (Mass.)
  • Boylston (Mass.)
  • Community life
  • Social change
  • White family
  • White, Mary Avery
  • White family
  • White, Mary Avery
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Community life
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Massachusetts
Label
A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848, Mary Babson Fuhrer
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wilderness world -- A church disassembled -- Economic choice and consequences -- Fields and dreams -- Useful knowledge -- Re-forming community -- Political principles, partisan passions -- The bonds of anti-slavery -- Reaping
Control code
868580412
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469615509
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt5g9q22
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580412
Label
A crisis of community : the trials and transformation of a New England town, 1815-1848, Mary Babson Fuhrer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wilderness world -- A church disassembled -- Economic choice and consequences -- Fields and dreams -- Useful knowledge -- Re-forming community -- Political principles, partisan passions -- The bonds of anti-slavery -- Reaping
Control code
868580412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469615509
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5g9q22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580412

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