People, Politics, and Society in Colonial Western Massachusetts

Old Hampshire County and Massachusetts Bay to the Revolution

Examining the colonial history of western Massachusetts, this book provides fresh insights into important colonial social issues including African slavery, relations with Native Americans, the experiences of women, provisions for mental illness, old age and higher education, in addition to more traditional topics such as the nature of colonial governance, literacy and the book trade, Jonathan Edwards' ministries in Northampton and Stockbridge, and Governor Thomas Hutchinson's efforts to prevent a break with Britain. Les mer
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Examining the colonial history of western Massachusetts, this book provides fresh insights into important colonial social issues including African slavery, relations with Native Americans, the experiences of women, provisions for mental illness, old age and higher education, in addition to more traditional topics such as the nature of colonial governance, literacy and the book trade, Jonathan Edwards' ministries in Northampton and Stockbridge, and Governor Thomas Hutchinson's efforts to prevent a break with Britain.

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Chapter 1: "The Worshipful Peter Tilton" of Hadley: A Backwoods Puritan Populist Politician and His Books

Chapter 2: "Being Old and Dayly Finding the Symptoms of Mortality": The Troubled Last Years

of Hannah Beamon of Deerfield and the Law of 1726

Chapter 3: "He Would Have the Honour of It": William Huxley's Madness and Slave

Manumission in Eighteenth-Century Suffield, Massachusetts

Chapter 4: "Her Natural Temper Disposes Her Much More to Dominion than Subjection": Abigail Williams, Jonathan Edwards and the Indian Mission at Stockbridge

Chapter 5: "To Promote Religion and Learning and Piety": The Failure of Queens College, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Revisited

Chapter 6: "To be More of a Willow and Less of an Oak": Charles Phelps, Thomas Hutchinson and the Failure of Israel Williams

Chapter 7: "Laggard Revolutionists"?: The Coming of the Revolution to Hampshire County

Conclusion: A "Surprisingly Modern" Hampshire County?

Om forfatteren

Carl I. Hammer is research associate at the University of Pittsburgh.