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Divisions throughout the whole [electronic resource] : politics and society in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1740-1775 /
Gregory H. Nobles.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
description
xii, 258 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521244196
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
isbn
0521244196
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8360236
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description for Library
This book explores the connection between the changing social context of colonial New England and the emergence of political unrest in the years before the American Revolution. Unlike studies that have examined revolutionary activity in major colonial towns, where it was most visible, Professor Nobles's study focuses on the sources of revolutionary behavior in the countryside. In his discussion of a variety of local controversies, the author shows how common people repeatedly mobilized to act on their own terms for their own concerns.
Main Description
This book explores the connection between the changing social context of colonial New England and the emergence of political unrest in the years before the American Revolution. Unlike studies that have examined revolutionary activity in major colonial towns, where it was most visible, Professor Nobles's study focuses on the sources of revolutionary behavior in the countryside. He examines the social and political development of Hampshire County from the seventeenth through the eighteenth century and seeks to explain why people who had remained apparently indifferent to the political crisis developing before 1774 became such active participants in a violent political struggle against the established government. In his discussion of a variety of local controversies, the author shows how common people repeatedly mobilized to act on their own terms for their own concerns, and how this served to prepare them for radical activity in the Revolutionary era.
Description for Bookstore
This book explores the connection between the changing social context of colonial New England and the emergence of political unrest in the years before the American Revolution. Focusing on the sources of revolutionary behavior in the countryside, Professor Nobles shows how common people repeatedly mobilized to act on their own terms for their own concerns.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Family power and political relations in Hampshire County
The Hampshire County ministry and the Great Awakening: from revival to reaction
The revivalist removed
The legacy of religious dissent
New settlements in an unsettled society
The politics of parochialism
Revolution in the neighborhood
Appendix
Notes
Bibliographical essays
Index
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