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A little commonwealth; family life in Plymouth Colony.


The year 2000 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of A Little Commonwealth by Bancroft Prize-winning scholar John Demos. This groundbreaking study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing his work on physical artifacts, wills, estate inventories, and a variety of legal and official enactments, Demos portrays the family as a structure of roles and relationships, emphasizing those of husband and wife, parent and child, and master and servant ...

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Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony
1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195128901

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Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony
1970, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780196318691


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