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The Resource A New England prison diary : slander, religion, and markets in early America, Martin J. Hershock

A New England prison diary : slander, religion, and markets in early America, Martin J. Hershock

Label
A New England prison diary : slander, religion, and markets in early America
Title
A New England prison diary
Title remainder
slander, religion, and markets in early America
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Hershock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1812, New Hampshire shopkeeper Timothy M. Joy abandoned his young family, fleeing the creditors who threatened to imprison him. Within days, he found himself in a Massachusetts jailhouse, charged with defamation of a prominent politician. During the months of his incarceration, Joy kept a remarkable journal that recounts his personal, anguished path toward spiritual redemption. Martin J. Hershock situates Joy's account in the context of the pugnacious politics of the early republic, giving context to a common citizen's perspective on partisanship and the fate of an unfortunate shopkeeper swept along in the transition to market capitalism. In addition to this close-up view of an ordinary person's experience of a transformative period, Hershock reflects on his own work as a historian. In the final chapter, he discusses the value of diaries as historical sources, the choices he made in telling Joy's story, alternative interpretations of the diary, and other contexts in which he might have placed Joy's experiences. The appendix reproduces Joy's original journal so that readers can develop their own skills using a primary source
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hershock, Martin J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joy, Timothy Meader
  • Joy, Timothy Meader
  • Pickering, Timothy
  • Joy, Timothy Meader
  • Pickering, Timothy
  • Joy, Timothy Meader
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Libel and slander
  • Massachusetts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Libel and slander
  • Prisoners
  • Social conditions
  • Massachusetts
Label
A New England prison diary : slander, religion, and markets in early America, Martin J. Hershock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A stranger of good address and personal appearance" -- "The distracted state of my affairs" -- "If I spend my days in prison I still will be a Democrat" -- "Having God for my friend what more do I want?" -- "Adieu ye damp solitary walls" -- Diaries, dead ends, and discoveries
Control code
ocn802049345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028528
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3415071
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k3bc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802049345
Label
A New England prison diary : slander, religion, and markets in early America, Martin J. Hershock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A stranger of good address and personal appearance" -- "The distracted state of my affairs" -- "If I spend my days in prison I still will be a Democrat" -- "Having God for my friend what more do I want?" -- "Adieu ye damp solitary walls" -- Diaries, dead ends, and discoveries
Control code
ocn802049345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028528
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3415071
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8k3bc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802049345

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