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The Resource Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger

Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger

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Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston
Title
Robert Love's warnings
Title remainder
searching for strangers in colonial Boston
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Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In colonial America, the system of "warning out" was distinctive to New England, a way for a community to regulate those to whom it would extend welfare. Robert Love's Warningsanimates this nearly forgotten aspect of colonial life, richly detailing the moral and legal basis of the practice and the religious and humanistic vision of those who enforced it. Historians Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger follow one otherwise obscure town clerk, Robert Love, as he walked through Boston's streets to tell sojourners, "in His Majesty's Name," that they were warned to depart the town in fourteen days. This declaration meant not that newcomers literally had to leave, but that they could not claim legal settlement or rely on town poor relief. Warned youths and adults could reside, work, marry, or buy a house in the city. If they became needy, their relief was paid for by the province treasurer. Warning thus functioned as a registration system, encouraging the flow of labor and protecting town coffers. Between 1765 and 1774, Robert Love warned four thousand itinerants, including youthful migrant workers, demobilized British soldiers, recently exiled Acadians, and women following the redcoats who occupied Boston in 1768. Appointed warner at age sixty-eight owing to his unusual capacity for remembering faces, Love kept meticulous records of the sojourners he spoke to, including where they lodged and whether they were lame, ragged, drunk, impudent, homeless, or begging. Through these documents, Dayton and Salinger reconstruct the biographies of travelers, exploring why so many people were on the move throughout the British Atlantic and why they came to Boston. With a fresh interpretation of the role that warning played in Boston's civic structure and street life, Robert Love's Warningsreveals the complex legal, social, and political landscape of New England in the decade before the Revolution.--
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Dayton, Cornelia H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Salinger, Sharon V.
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • Love, Robert
  • Love, Robert
  • Warning out (Law)
  • Strangers
  • Migration, Internal
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • HISTORY
  • Migration, Internal
  • Social conditions
  • Strangers
  • Warning out (Law)
  • Massachusetts
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • Global History
  • History
  • Migration, Internal
  • Strangers
  • Warning out (Law)
  • Geschichte Nordamerikas
Label
Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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
  • Lodgings
  • Sojourners of the respectable sort
  • Travelers in distress
  • Warning in the midst of imperial crises
  • Epilogue
  • Introduction
  • Mr. Love's mission
  • The warner
  • Origins
  • Walking and warning
  • The warned and why they came
  • Interlude:
  • A sojourner's arrival
Control code
ocn876042094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m5448
  • 309e2f3c-fef5-4165-b10f-e5ab83422407
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876042094
Label
Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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
  • Lodgings
  • Sojourners of the respectable sort
  • Travelers in distress
  • Warning in the midst of imperial crises
  • Epilogue
  • Introduction
  • Mr. Love's mission
  • The warner
  • Origins
  • Walking and warning
  • The warned and why they came
  • Interlude:
  • A sojourner's arrival
Control code
ocn876042094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m5448
  • 309e2f3c-fef5-4165-b10f-e5ab83422407
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876042094

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