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Author Williams, Mark, 1948-

Title The brittle thread of life : backcountry people make a place for themselves in early America / Mark Williams
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue : nothing for history to say? -- A place called Sammon Brooke -- On penalty of loosing our freeholds -- Zeal for the support of the darling liberty -- In our corporate capacity -- Settled our land according to your command -- We ought to obey God rather than man -- We do not want any goviner but the goviner of the univarse -- As they shall judge necessary -- Epilogue : a hazardous state and condition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Country life -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town)
Country life -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town)
Land settlement -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- History.
Land settlement -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- History.
Rural poor -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- Social conditions.
Rural poor -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- Social conditions.
Social classes -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- History.
Social classes -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- History.
Ashfield (Mass. : Town) -- History.
Granby (Conn. : Town) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300139225 (alk. paper)
0300156421 (electronic bk.)
9780300139228 (alk. paper)
9780300156423 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)