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The Resource Adapting to a new world : English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake, James Horn

Adapting to a new world : English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake, James Horn

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Adapting to a new world : English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
Title
Adapting to a new world
Title remainder
English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
Statement of responsibility
James Horn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Often compared unfavorably with colonial New England, the early Chesapeake has been portrayed as irreligious, unstable, and violent. In this pathbreaking study, James Horn looks across the Atlantic, examining the enduring influence of English attitudes, values, and behavior on the social and cultural evolution of the early Chesapeake. Using detailed local and regional studies to compare everyday life in English provincial society and the emergent societies of the Chesapeake Bay, Horn provides a richly textured picture of the immigrants' Old World backgrounds and their adjustment to life in America. Until the end of the seventeenth century, most settlers in Virginia and Maryland were born and raised in England, a factor of enormous consequence for social development in the two colonies. Horn examines the factors that encouraged or forced these settlers to leave England, their initial impressions of their new home, their adaptation to the novel conditions they encountered, and their experience of family life, the local community, work, law and order, and religion. English immigrants did not expect to find a mirror image of England in the Chesapeake. Yet for all that was different in New World society, Virginia and Maryland were emphatically English, not just in name but also in temperament. Immigrants thought of themselves as English, were governed by English laws and institutions, broadly followed English religious practices, and held to the same traditions as English people back home. By stressing the vital social and cultural connections between England and the Chesapeake during this period, Horn places the development of early America in the context of a vibrant Anglophone transatlantic world and suggests a fundamental reinterpretation of New World society
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digitized
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OCLCE
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Horn, James P. P
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Series statement
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
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  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • British
  • Kent (England)
  • Gloucestershire (England)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • Emigration and immigration
  • England
  • England
  • United States
  • Emigratie
  • Immigratie
Label
Adapting to a new world : English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake, James Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Illustrations and Tables; Introduction; ONE The English Context of Emigration; 1 Contrast and Diversity: The Social Origins of Chesapeake Immigrants; A Diverse Multitude: Social Characteristics; Town and Country: Geographical Origins and Migration; Poverty and Profit: Motives for Emigration; On the Margins: Forests, Heath, and Woodland; 2 English Landscapes; Gloucestershire and Emigration; Plenty and Want: The Vale of Berkeley; A "Much Diversified Country": Kent; Comparisons: Provincial and Local Cultures; TWO The Formation of Chesapeake Society
  • 3 The Great Bay of Chesupioc"A Lande, Even as God Made It, "; White Immigration, Population, and Settlement; Tobacco and the Chesapeake Economy; Inequality and Opportunity; 4 Settling the Land; Lower Norfolk; Lancaster County; County and Parish; THREE Comparative Themes; 5 The Social Web: Family, Kinship, and Community; Sex and Marriage; Family and Inheritance; Friends and Neighbors: The Local Community; 6 Adam's Curse: Working Lives; The Necessity of Work; Earning a Living; Servants, Planters, and Merchants; 7 House and Home: The Domestic Environment; Houses, Rooms, and Room Use
  • The World of Goods: Household PossessionsThe Material World: Poverty, Class, and Gender; 8 Order and Disorder; The Establishment of Authority; Crimes and Misdemeanors; Protest and Rebellion; 9 Inner Worlds: Religion and Popular Belief; Religion, Church, and Society; Magic and Witchcraft; 10 English Society in the New World; Index
Control code
ocn624651287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 461 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600529
Lccn
93038421
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt60rc1
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624651287
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Adapting to a new world : English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake, James Horn
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Illustrations and Tables; Introduction; ONE The English Context of Emigration; 1 Contrast and Diversity: The Social Origins of Chesapeake Immigrants; A Diverse Multitude: Social Characteristics; Town and Country: Geographical Origins and Migration; Poverty and Profit: Motives for Emigration; On the Margins: Forests, Heath, and Woodland; 2 English Landscapes; Gloucestershire and Emigration; Plenty and Want: The Vale of Berkeley; A "Much Diversified Country": Kent; Comparisons: Provincial and Local Cultures; TWO The Formation of Chesapeake Society
  • 3 The Great Bay of Chesupioc"A Lande, Even as God Made It, "; White Immigration, Population, and Settlement; Tobacco and the Chesapeake Economy; Inequality and Opportunity; 4 Settling the Land; Lower Norfolk; Lancaster County; County and Parish; THREE Comparative Themes; 5 The Social Web: Family, Kinship, and Community; Sex and Marriage; Family and Inheritance; Friends and Neighbors: The Local Community; 6 Adam's Curse: Working Lives; The Necessity of Work; Earning a Living; Servants, Planters, and Merchants; 7 House and Home: The Domestic Environment; Houses, Rooms, and Room Use
  • The World of Goods: Household PossessionsThe Material World: Poverty, Class, and Gender; 8 Order and Disorder; The Establishment of Authority; Crimes and Misdemeanors; Protest and Rebellion; 9 Inner Worlds: Religion and Popular Belief; Religion, Church, and Society; Magic and Witchcraft; 10 English Society in the New World; Index
Control code
ocn624651287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 461 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600529
Lccn
93038421
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt60rc1
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624651287
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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