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

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

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Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
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Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
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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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Horn, James P. P
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no index present
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non fiction
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Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
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  • British
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • Kent (England)
  • Gloucestershire (England)
Label
Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Contrast and Diversity: The Social Origins of Chesapeake Immigrants -- English Landscapes -- The Formation of Chesapeake Society -- The Great Bay of Chesupioc -- Settling the Land -- Comparative Themes -- The Social Web: Family, Kinship, and Community -- Adams Curse: Working Lives -- House and Home: The Domestic Environment -- Order and Disorder -- Inner Worlds: Religion and Popular Belief -- English Society in the New World
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780807821374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Adapting to a new world: English society in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contrast and Diversity: The Social Origins of Chesapeake Immigrants -- English Landscapes -- The Formation of Chesapeake Society -- The Great Bay of Chesupioc -- Settling the Land -- Comparative Themes -- The Social Web: Family, Kinship, and Community -- Adams Curse: Working Lives -- House and Home: The Domestic Environment -- Order and Disorder -- Inner Worlds: Religion and Popular Belief -- English Society in the New World
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780807821374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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