Beyond the Farm

During the first half-century of American independence, a fundamental change in the meaning and morality of ambition emerged. Beyond the Farm blends biography, social history, and cultural history to describe and explain that change.

Beyond the Farm
National Ambitions in Rural New England

J. M. Opal

2008 | 280 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Prologue: In Search of Ambition
Introduction: Ambition and the American Founding
1. Finding Independence
2. Creating Commerce
3. Opening Households
4. Exciting Emulation
5. Seeking Livelihoods
6. Pursuing Distinction
Epilogue: Worlds Gained and Lost

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index