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Four generations: population, land, and family in colonial Andover, Massachusetts [by] Philip J. Greven, Jr.

Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1970.
ISBN 0801405394

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Subjects Andover (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
Demography -- Massachusetts.
Family Characteristics -- Massachusetts.
Father-Child Relations -- Massachusetts.
Manners and customs.
Massachusetts -- Andover.
Sociale geschiedenis.
United States, Massachusetts, Essex, Andover -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Description xvi, 329 pages illustrations, folded map 23 cm
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-315).
Contents Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction : Problems, sources, and methods -- part 1. The first and second generations -- 2. Life and death in a wilderness settlement -- 3. Land for families : the formative decades -- 4. Patriarchalism and the family -- part 2. The second and third generations -- 5. The expanding population in a farming community -- 6. Control and autonomy : families and the transmission of land -- part 3. The third and fourth generations -- 7. Change and decline : population and families in a provincial town -- 8. Independence and dependence in mid-eighteenth-century families -- part 4. Conclusion -- 9. Historical perspectives on the family -- Appendix : General demographic data -- Bibliography -- Index.
Geographic Area n-us-ma
Network Numbers (OCoLC)57954
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Greven, Philip J.
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