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An archaeology of manners [electronic resource] : the polite world of the merchant elite in colonial Massachusetts /
Lorinda B.R. Goodwin.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, c2002.
xx, 233 p. : ill., maps.
0306471701 (electronic bk.)
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New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, c2002.
0306471701 (electronic bk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-224) and index.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Polite World of the Merchant Elite of Colonial Massachusettsp. 1
Historical Archaeology, Merchants, and Mannersp. 4
Theoretical Orientationp. 7
Scope of this Bookp. 8
Summary of Chaptersp. 10
Conclusionp. 13
History, Archaeology, and the Ideal World of Mannersp. 15
Introductionp. 15
The Evolution of Courtesy Literaturep. 16
Contemporary Views and the Several Parts of Mannerly Behaviorp. 32
Research on Manners in Anthropology, History, and Historical Archaeologyp. 39
Archaeology, Merchants, and Manners in Colonial Massachusettsp. 44
Conclusionp. 47
The Merchant Community in Massachusetts and Englandp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Merchants and Social Status in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and New Englandp. 52
The New England Merchant Elitep. 60
The Data: Three Merchant Familiesp. 67
Historical Archaeology and Merchant Sitesp. 89
Conclusionp. 95
Material Expressions of Mannerly Behaviorp. 99
Introductionp. 99
Material Culture, Consumption, and Identityp. 101
Conclusionp. 155
Manners and Women's Roles in Merchant Societyp. 157
Introductionp. 157
Researching Women in the Pastp. 158
Women, Work, and Manners in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 161
Elite Women's Roles in the Merchant Worldp. 172
Conclusionp. 193
Conclusion: An Archaeology of Mannersp. 197
Introductionp. 197
Manners as Boundariesp. 198
Manners as Bridgesp. 200
Manners as Frontiersp. 201
Historical Archaeology, Material Culture, and Mannersp. 207
Referencesp. 213
Indexp. 225
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