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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 ...

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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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