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Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord, Massachusetts, 1779-1878

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A statistician and pioneer in the treatment of the mentally ill, Edward Jarvis (1803-1884) decided late in life to record his recollections of Concord, Massachusetts, the town in which he was raised. Using Lemuel Shattuck's History of Concord as the springboard for his thoughts, Jarvis produced a remarkable document. Traditions and Reminiscences is encyclopedic in scope but intimate in style; it provides an astonishingly detailed account of life in early nineteenth-century Concord. Jarvis escorts us through the family home, making certain we understand the function and value of each item in the domestic scene. Then he is off to the neighbors' houses, to the schoolhouse, the church, the social clubs, the library, the post office, the town hall, and even the tavern, where he unabashedly counts patrons' drinks. Along the way we learn about neighborly cooperation - quiltings, husking bees, and barn raisings - about social manners and respectability, and about local vices. The result is a vast storehouse of information and a vivid portrait of life in an early nineteenth-century preindustrial community. The memoir also provides a first-hand witness to the crusade for moral reform that transformed mid-nineteenth-century New England.

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A statistician and pioneer in the treatment of the mentally ill, Jarvis (1803-1884) used Lemuel Shattuck's History of Concord as a springboard to record this detailed recollection of life in early 19th-century Concord, the town in which he was raised. Edited by Sarah Chapin with an extensive introduction by Robert A. Gross.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780870238499
Editor:
Chapin, Sarah
Introduction:
Gross, Robert A.
Introduction by:
Gross, Robert A.
Introduction:
Gross, Robert A.
Editor:
Chapin, Sarah
Author:
Jarvis, Edward
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Location:
Amherst :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Concord (Mass.)
Subject:
Concord
Subject:
Concord (Mass.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
133
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.40x6.46x1.04 in. 1.42 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Massachusetts
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast

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