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Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England

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Marshaling rich new evidence, Innes focuses on enterprise in early New England and its relation to the prevailing culture of Puritanism. He finds in our beginnings at Massachusetts Bay a fierce devotion to God that fed a social commitment to engage the world and prosper. The result was a thriving capitalism and a diminishing devotion which alarmed Puritan leaders in the late seventeenth century. While telling the story of Massachusetts Bay's transformation from a resource-poor perch on the continent to an active international economy, Innes supplies wonderful detail on early New England's ironworks, fisheries, shipyards, and the "Scums and dreggs" who provided the labor for Puritan enterprise.

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This ambitious history offers a sweeping reinterpretation of America's cultural roots in the colonial past.

Synopsis:

Marshaling rich new evidence, Innes focuses on enterprise in early New England and its relation to the prevailing culture of Puritanism. He finds in our beginnings at Massachusetts Bay a fierce devotion to God that fed a social commitment to engage the world and prosper. The result was a thriving capitalism and a diminishing devotion which alarmed Puritan leaders in the late seventeenth century. While telling the story of Massachusetts Bay's transformation from a resource-poor perch on the continent to an active international economy, Innes supplies wonderful detail on early New England's ironworks, fisheries, shipyards, and the "Scums and dreggs" who provided the labor for Puritan enterprise.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-390) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Innes, professor of history at the University of Virginia, has written extensively on the social history of colonial America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393035841
Subtitle:
The Economic Culture of Puritan New England
Author:
Innes, Stephen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Work ethic
Subject:
New England Economic conditions.
Subject:
Capitalism -- New England -- History.
Subject:
Work ethic -- New England -- History.
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
84
Publication Date:
19950317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.9 x 1.5 in 1.375 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This ambitious history offers a sweeping reinterpretation of America's cultural roots in the colonial past.
"Synopsis" by , Marshaling rich new evidence, Innes focuses on enterprise in early New England and its relation to the prevailing culture of Puritanism. He finds in our beginnings at Massachusetts Bay a fierce devotion to God that fed a social commitment to engage the world and prosper. The result was a thriving capitalism and a diminishing devotion which alarmed Puritan leaders in the late seventeenth century. While telling the story of Massachusetts Bay's transformation from a resource-poor perch on the continent to an active international economy, Innes supplies wonderful detail on early New England's ironworks, fisheries, shipyards, and the "Scums and dreggs" who provided the labor for Puritan enterprise.
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