The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860

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Cornell University Press, 1992 - Business & Economics - 339 pages
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Provides information on the economic conditions of the area around the Connecticut River valley in western Massachusetts between the American Revolution and the Civil War.
 

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Contents

Interpreting Rural Economic Change
3
Households and Power in the Countryside in the Late
21
Households Farming and Manufacturing
59
Family Burdens and Household Strategies
121
Merchants and Households
156
Morality and Money
195
Capital Work and Wealth
228
Farmers Markets and Society in MidCentury
273
The Connecticut Valley in Perspective
317
Population of the Six Towns 17901860
331
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Christopher Clark is a noted historian. He is the twenty-second Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 he was knighted for his services to Anglo-German relations. Clark is the author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, Culture Wars: Secular-Catholic Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power, and The Politics of Conversion: Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia, 1728-1941. Clark won the Wolfson History Prize and the Queensland Premier's Literary Award in 2007 for Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947. His book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.

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