Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England, Volumen2

This ambitious history offers a sweeping reinterpretation of America's cultural roots in the colonial past. Marshalling rich new evidence, Stephen Innes focuses on enterprise in early New England and its relation to the prevailing culture of Puritanism. He finds in our beginnings at Massachusetts Bay a fierce devotion to God that fed a social commitment to engage the world and prosper. The Puritan commonwealth strengthened this commitment by adopting policies to promote economic growth. The result was a thriving capitalism and the diminishing devotion that alarmed Puritan leaders in the late seventeenth century. While telling the story of Massachusetts Bay's transformation from a resource-poor perch on the continent to an active international economy, Innes supplies wonderful detail on the ironworks, the fisheries, and the shipyards that powered this growth. His story features the technology of the early modern world and introduces many of the "Scums and dreggs" who provided the labor for Puritan enterprise as well as the leading figures of the time: John Smith, John Winthrop, Robert Keayne, and others.

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CREATING THE COMMONWEALTH: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England

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If Jesus and J.P. Morgan sat down to write a social history of early New England, this would be it. Innes (History/Univ. of Virginia; Work and Labor in Early America, not reviewed) deftly combines ... Leer comentario completo

Creating the commonwealth: the economic culture of Puritan New England

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The economic success of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was due as much to its strict Puritan society as to any market factors, contends University of Virginia historian Innes (Work and Labor in Early ... Leer comentario completo

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The Economic Culture
Puritanism Capitalism and the Human
John Smith John
The Protestant Ethic and the Culture
The Ethics of Exchange Price Controls
That Ancient Republican Independent
The Puritan Ironworks
The Making of Maritime New England
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Stephen Innes, professor of history at the University of Virginia, has written extensively on the social history of colonial America.

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