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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Interpreting Rural Economic Change
Households and Power in the Countryside in the Late
Households Farming and Manufacturing
Family Burdens and Household Strategies
Merchants and Households
Morality and Money
Capital Work and Wealth
Farmers Markets and Society in MidCentury
The Connecticut Valley in Perspective
Population of the Six Towns 17901860

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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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