Town Born

Ranging from the birth of town meetings in England to the whipping posts of early Boston to the creation of the Scituate shipbuilding common, Town Born reveals how New England town political economies created the foundation for a relatively egalitarian American society.

Town Born
The Political Economy of New England from Its Founding to the Revolution

Barry Levy

2009 | 360 pages | Cloth $45.00 | Paper $24.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. FOUNDATIONS
1. Political Economy
2. Stripes
3. Settlement

PART II. DEVELOPMENT
4. Political Fabric
5. Of Wharves and Men
6. Rural Shipbuilding
7. Crews

PART III. TOWN PEOPLE
8. Orphans
9. Prodigals or Milquetoasts?
Epilogue

Notes
Selected Primary Sources
Index
Acknowledgements