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By Mary Babson Fuhrer

ISBN-10: 1469612860

ISBN-13: 9781469612867

ISBN-10: 1469629925

ISBN-13: 9781469629926

within the first a long time of the yankee republic, Mary White, a shopkeeper's spouse from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, stored a diary. Woven into its checklist of daily occasions is a outstanding story of clash and transformation in small-town lifestyles. Sustained by way of its Puritan history, gentry management, and experience of universal strong, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the construction of the hot state. Then, in one iteration of wrenching change,the city and tis humans descended into contentious fight. studying the tumultuous Jacksonian period on the intimate point of kin and neighborhood, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to lifestyles the tricky production of a brand new social, political, and fiscal order headquartered on person striving and voluntary institutions in an expansive nation.

Blending relatives documents and a wealthy trove of group documents, Fuhrer examines the "age of revolutions" throughout the lens of a rural group that used to be swept into the networks of an increasing and urbanizing New England zone. This finely precise background lends new intensity to our realizing of a key transformative second in American history.

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