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