Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town

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Wesleyan University Press, 1970 - History - 215 pages
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An award-winning study of Puritans and the formation of their towns.
 

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Contents

The Web of Openfield Life
3
Land Hunger Borough Rights and the Power to Tax
21
1n The Secrets of the Corporation of This Town of Sudbury
41
It Is Ordered by the Court
59
Watertown on the Charles
74
W It Is Ordered and Agreed by This Town
80
v1l All Liberties As Other Towns Have
92
VHI We Shall Be Judged by Men of Our Own Choosing
116
Interest in This Town of Marlborough
133
Notes
149
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SUMNER CHILTON POWELL is a 1946 graduate of Amherst and received a doctorate from Harvard ten years later. A teacher of history on the secondary level (Choate, Bernard School for Boys), he has done much experimental work in tape teaching. This book - his third, but his first for an adult audience - was the culmination of ten years' detective work among local records, archives, and private collections I the U.S. and England. It received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1964.

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