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Author Dayton, Cornelia Hughes, author

Title Robert Love's warnings : searching for strangers in colonial Boston / Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages): illustrations
Series Early American studies
Early American studies.
Contents Introduction -- Mr. Love's mission -- The warner -- Origins -- Walking and warning -- The warned and why they came -- Interlude: A sojourner's arrival -- Lodgings -- Sojourners of the respectable sort -- Travelers in distress -- Warning in the midst of imperial crises -- Epilogue
Summary Recounts the "warnings out" delivered by Robert Love in Boston to some four thousand itinerants, including youthful migrant workers, demobilized British soldiers, recently exiled Acadians, and women following the redcoats who occupied Boston in 1768. 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, the authors reconstruct the biographies of travelers, exploring why so many people were on the move throughout the British Atlantic and why they came to Boston
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-237) and index
Notes Text in English
Description based on print version record
Subject Love, Robert, 1696 or 1697-1774.
Migration, Internal -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 18th century.
Strangers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 18th century.
Warning out (Law)
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Salinger, Sharon V. (Sharon Vineberg), author
ISBN 0812206320 (electronic bk.)
9780812206326 (electronic bk.)