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A New England Town: The First Hundred Years: Dedham, Massachusetts, 1636-1736 (Norton Essays in American History)

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The colonial New England Town is one of the myths of American history, along with such others as George Washington and the Cherry Tree and The Frontier. They are difficult to shatter, for they perpetuate the popular belief that the nation has always enjoyed universal democracy, honesty, and opportunity. The New England Town, however, deserves more than a mythical place in American history. In this industrial village society, the unique American experience had its beginnings.

In his highly original and controversial study. Professor Lockridge traces the origins of Dedham, Massachusetts, carefully examining its establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during the first four generations of its settlement, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-eighteenth century. In bringing to life this peculiarly American town he creates a view of all New England towns, so vital to an understanding of how the American character and society were shaped. He also gives answers to the basic questions shrouded by the myths: Was the New England Town democratic? Was it equalitarian? Was opportunity great? was society mobile? was it static or dynamic? Who had power, and who wanted it? In examining these questions Professor Lockridge has gone to the heart of the controversy surrounding the New England Town experience, finding some truth, and not a little irony, in the myth.

This enlarged edition includes an updated bibliography and an afterword in which Lockridge addresses two questions about the story of Dedham: What does it tell us about the impulses that led to American independence? The answers to these questions suggest the connections between the "new" social history and the broad political themes of the revolutionary period.

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In his highly original and controversial study. Professor Lockridge traces the origins of Dedham, Massachusetts, carefully examining its establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during the first four generations of its settlement, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393954593
Author:
Lockridge, Kenneth A.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lockridge, Kenneth A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
State
Subject:
New England History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Case studies.
Subject:
Dedham
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Dedham (Mass.) History.
Subject:
New England History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Enlarged Edition
Series:
Norton Essays in American History Series
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19850831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.53 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In his highly original and controversial study. Professor Lockridge traces the origins of Dedham, Massachusetts, carefully examining its establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during the first four generations of its settlement, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-eighteenth century.
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