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Published: 09 September 1999

240 Pages | 15 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195128901

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A Little Commonwealth

Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Second Edition

John Demos

The year 2000 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of A Little Commonwealth by John Demos, the highly regarded study of family life in 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 servant.


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