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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Clark is professor of history at the University of Warwick.

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