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These daring disturbers of the public peace : the struggle for property and power in early New Jersey, Brendan McConville

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These daring disturbers of the public peace : the struggle for property and power in early New Jersey
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These daring disturbers of the public peace
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the struggle for property and power in early New Jersey
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Brendan McConville
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Brendan J. McConville describes how changes in provincial society -- affecting politics and government, religious life, economic conditions, gender relations, and ethnic composition -- led farmers to resort to violence as a means of settling property disputes. He examines the disagreements in light of competing conceptions of property held by separate landowning classes, differences in the legal and political traditions of British and Dutch colonists, and local conditions unique to New Jersey. He also considers the ways in which the lack of a shared perception of deference among Puritan, Dutch, and multi-ethnic farmers helped foster insurrection
  • According to McConville, the social transformations brought into sharp focus by the agrarian unrest ultimately undermined imperial control and encouraged the creation of a new American identity. His book -- the recipient of the Driscoll Prize from the New Jersey Historical Commission prior to its publication -- is an eagerly awaited account of a colony that has seldom been seriously examined by colonial historians and a challenge to those scholars to rethink commonly accepted arguments about the development of the United States
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DLC
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1962-
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McConville, Brendan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F137
LC item number
.M35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Land tenure
  • Right of property
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey
Label
These daring disturbers of the public peace : the struggle for property and power in early New Jersey, Brendan McConville
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Problems of the Law
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • People against the Government
  • p. 156.
  • A
  • Colony Asunder
  • p. 163.
  • 8.
  • The
  • Problem with Property
  • p. 12.
  • p. 164.
  • Royal Authority and Proprietary Property
  • p. 164.
  • Just Contract and Labor
  • p. 167.
  • Natural Law
  • p. 170.
  • The
  • Social Contract
  • p. 171.
  • In Search of Freeholds, In Search of Estates
  • Agrarian Unrest in Late Colonial America
  • p. 174.
  • 9.
  • Deference and Defiance: A Tale of Two Men
  • p. 177.
  • Reality and Counterreality
  • p. 178.
  • Ethnodeference Restored
  • p. 180.
  • Amos Roberts and the Plebeianization of the Clubmen's Movement
  • p. 20.
  • p. 187.
  • Bitter Tears: Gender and Property
  • p. 196.
  • The
  • End of the Riots
  • p. 200.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Problems of Social Healing
  • p. 202.
  • An
  • Contested Elections
  • p. 202.
  • Trial by Jury in a Troubled County
  • p. 206.
  • The
  • Minister's Wife
  • p. 209.
  • From Kinship to Contract
  • p. 214.
  • Popular Royalism
  • Engine of Discontent
  • p. 217.
  • Part 3.
  • To the Revolution
  • 11.
  • Refinement and Resentment: The Transformations of the 1760s
  • p. 223.
  • A
  • Gentleman's World
  • p. 223.
  • Rituals of Power
  • p. 27.
  • p. 228.
  • The
  • People Besieged
  • p. 232.
  • 12.
  • "These Audacious Insults to Government": From Rioters to Revolutionaries
  • p. 238.
  • A
  • Whig Riot, A Land Riot
  • p. 239.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Radicalization of Abraham Clark
  • p. 245.
  • Postscript: The Squatters' Republic
  • p. 250
  • The
  • Enlightenment's First Offensive: The Eighteenth-Century Proprietors and the Intellectual Origins of Their Land Claims
  • Introduction: These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • New Knowledge
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • Enlightenment's First Offensive
  • p. 31.
  • The
  • Failed Aristocrat
  • p. 41.
  • p. 1.
  • The
  • Burgess Shales
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
  • Communities and Cultures: A Portrait
  • p. 47.
  • Ethnodeference
  • p. 47.
  • New Jersey's New England
  • p. 50.
  • Part 1.
  • In Dutch Ways
  • p. 58.
  • Mixed Multitudes
  • p. 64.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Faith of the People
  • p. 67.
  • The
  • Rise of the Anglican Church
  • Origins
  • p. 68.
  • A
  • Change in Sentiments
  • p. 73.
  • Anxiety Ennobled
  • p. 79.
  • The
  • Message Applied
  • p. 87.
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Snakes and Ladders: The Competition for New Jersey's Resources
  • p. 90.
  • Population Growth
  • p. 90.
  • A
  • New World of Wood
  • p. 94.
  • Fetters of Iron
  • p. 98.
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Violent Origins
  • p. 103.
  • Part 2.
  • Conflict
  • 6.
  • A
  • Cage without Bars: Anglicization and the Breakdown of Order, 1730-1745
  • p. 107.
  • The
  • Cage: Royal Institutions and Provincial Society
  • p. 107.
  • p. 11.
  • Patronage and the Rise of Faction
  • p. 111.
  • Anglicization Revisited
  • p. 116.
  • The
  • People Come Out of Doors
  • p. 120.
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Popular Power
  • p. 124.
  • Momentous Decisions
  • The
  • p. 129.
  • 7.
  • The
  • People against the Government
  • p. 137.
  • The
  • Rise of the Committees
  • p. 138.
  • The
  • Coalition
Control code
40738883
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780801433894
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
These daring disturbers of the public peace : the struggle for property and power in early New Jersey, Brendan McConville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Problems of the Law
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • People against the Government
  • p. 156.
  • A
  • Colony Asunder
  • p. 163.
  • 8.
  • The
  • Problem with Property
  • p. 12.
  • p. 164.
  • Royal Authority and Proprietary Property
  • p. 164.
  • Just Contract and Labor
  • p. 167.
  • Natural Law
  • p. 170.
  • The
  • Social Contract
  • p. 171.
  • In Search of Freeholds, In Search of Estates
  • Agrarian Unrest in Late Colonial America
  • p. 174.
  • 9.
  • Deference and Defiance: A Tale of Two Men
  • p. 177.
  • Reality and Counterreality
  • p. 178.
  • Ethnodeference Restored
  • p. 180.
  • Amos Roberts and the Plebeianization of the Clubmen's Movement
  • p. 20.
  • p. 187.
  • Bitter Tears: Gender and Property
  • p. 196.
  • The
  • End of the Riots
  • p. 200.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Problems of Social Healing
  • p. 202.
  • An
  • Contested Elections
  • p. 202.
  • Trial by Jury in a Troubled County
  • p. 206.
  • The
  • Minister's Wife
  • p. 209.
  • From Kinship to Contract
  • p. 214.
  • Popular Royalism
  • Engine of Discontent
  • p. 217.
  • Part 3.
  • To the Revolution
  • 11.
  • Refinement and Resentment: The Transformations of the 1760s
  • p. 223.
  • A
  • Gentleman's World
  • p. 223.
  • Rituals of Power
  • p. 27.
  • p. 228.
  • The
  • People Besieged
  • p. 232.
  • 12.
  • "These Audacious Insults to Government": From Rioters to Revolutionaries
  • p. 238.
  • A
  • Whig Riot, A Land Riot
  • p. 239.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Radicalization of Abraham Clark
  • p. 245.
  • Postscript: The Squatters' Republic
  • p. 250
  • The
  • Enlightenment's First Offensive: The Eighteenth-Century Proprietors and the Intellectual Origins of Their Land Claims
  • Introduction: These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • New Knowledge
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • Enlightenment's First Offensive
  • p. 31.
  • The
  • Failed Aristocrat
  • p. 41.
  • p. 1.
  • The
  • Burgess Shales
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
  • Communities and Cultures: A Portrait
  • p. 47.
  • Ethnodeference
  • p. 47.
  • New Jersey's New England
  • p. 50.
  • Part 1.
  • In Dutch Ways
  • p. 58.
  • Mixed Multitudes
  • p. 64.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Faith of the People
  • p. 67.
  • The
  • Rise of the Anglican Church
  • Origins
  • p. 68.
  • A
  • Change in Sentiments
  • p. 73.
  • Anxiety Ennobled
  • p. 79.
  • The
  • Message Applied
  • p. 87.
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Snakes and Ladders: The Competition for New Jersey's Resources
  • p. 90.
  • Population Growth
  • p. 90.
  • A
  • New World of Wood
  • p. 94.
  • Fetters of Iron
  • p. 98.
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Violent Origins
  • p. 103.
  • Part 2.
  • Conflict
  • 6.
  • A
  • Cage without Bars: Anglicization and the Breakdown of Order, 1730-1745
  • p. 107.
  • The
  • Cage: Royal Institutions and Provincial Society
  • p. 107.
  • p. 11.
  • Patronage and the Rise of Faction
  • p. 111.
  • Anglicization Revisited
  • p. 116.
  • The
  • People Come Out of Doors
  • p. 120.
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Popular Power
  • p. 124.
  • Momentous Decisions
  • The
  • p. 129.
  • 7.
  • The
  • People against the Government
  • p. 137.
  • The
  • Rise of the Committees
  • p. 138.
  • The
  • Coalition
Control code
40738883
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780801433894
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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