"The year 2000 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of A Little Commonwealth by Bancroft Prize-winning author John Demos. This study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing his work on physical artifacts, wills, estate inventories, and a variety of legal and official enactments, Demos portrays the family as a structure of roles and relationships, emphasizing those of husband and wife, parent and child, and master and servant." "The book's most startling insights come from a reconsideration of commontly-held views of American Puritans and of the ways in which they dealt with one another."--BOOK JACKET.
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9780195128901
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