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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.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  974.62 GRANBY WIL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  974.62 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  974.62 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Local History  R SPECIAL 974.6242 WILLIAMS    In-Library Use Only
Description xi, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-261) and index.
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.
Subject Granby (Conn. : Town) -- History.
Land settlement -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- History.
Social classes -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- History.
Rural poor -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town) -- Social conditions.
Country life -- Connecticut -- Granby (Town)
Ashfield (Mass. : Town) -- History.
Land settlement -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- History.
Social classes -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- History.
Rural poor -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town) -- Social conditions.
Country life -- Massachusetts -- Ashfield (Town)
ISBN 9780300139228 alkaline paper
0300139225 alkaline paper
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