Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England, Volume 2

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Marshaling rich new evidence, Innes focuses on enterprise in early New England and its relation to the prevailing culture of Puritanism. He finds in our beginnings at Massachusetts Bay a fierce devotion to God that fed a social commitment to engage the world and prosper. The result was a thriving capitalism and a diminishing devotion which alarmed Puritan leaders in the late seventeenth century. While telling the story of Massachusetts Bay's transformation from a resource-poor perch on the continent to an active international economy, Innes supplies wonderful detail on early New England's ironworks, fisheries, shipyards, and the "Scums and dreggs" who provided the labor for Puritan enterprise.
 

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CREATING THE COMMONWEALTH: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England

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If Jesus and J.P. Morgan sat down to write a social history of early New England, this would be it. Innes (History/Univ. of Virginia; Work and Labor in Early America, not reviewed) deftly combines ... Ler resenha completa

Creating the commonwealth: the economic culture of Puritan New England

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The economic success of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was due as much to its strict Puritan society as to any market factors, contends University of Virginia historian Innes (Work and Labor in Early ... Ler resenha completa

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
11
Puritanism Capitalism and the Human
39
John Smith John
64
The Protestant Ethic and the Culture
107
The Ethics of Exchange Price Controls
160
That Ancient Republican Independent
192
The Puritan Ironworks
237
The Making of Maritime New England
271
Conclusion
308
INDEX
391
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Stephen Innes, professor of history at the University of Virginia, has written extensively on the social history of colonial America.

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