Hardcover. In the first decades of the American republic, Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary. Woven into its record of everyday events is a remarkable ta.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 354 pages. 0.676. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the first decades of the American republic, Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary. Woven into its record of everyday events is a remarkable tale of conflict and transformation in small-town life. Sustained by its Puritan heritage, gentry leadership, and sense of common good, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the creation of the new nation. Then, in a single generation of wrenching change,the town and tis people descended into contentious struggle. Examining the tumultuous Jacksonian era at the intimate level of family and community, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to life the troublesome creation of a new social, political, and economic order centered on individual striving and voluntary associations in an expansive nation.
Blending family records and a rich trove of community archives, Fuhrer examines the "age of revolutions" through the lens of a rural community that was swept into the networks of an expanding and urbanizing New England region. This finely detailed history lends new depth to our understanding of a key transformative moment in American history.
"This account of Boylston, Massachusetts, over three decades of wrenching change tells the dramatic story of how a social order that was founded by Puritans in the seventeenth century and that managed to survive the upheaval of revolution and the creation of a republic in the eighteenth century came apart unexpectedly in the course of a single generation, during the 1820s and 1830s. Fuhrer charts a transition from community to individualism, but in her telling, this familiar saga takes on a remarkable subtlety and richness. What could be more pertinent to Americans of the twenty-first century experiencing similar mixed feelings of excitement and unsettlement at the globalizing forces of our time--forces that first took off in the world of Boylston nearly two centuries ago?"--Robert A. Gross, University of Connecticut
Title: A Crisis of Community: The Trials and ...
Publication Date: 2014
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