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By Mary Babson Fuhrer

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within the first many years of the yankee republic, Mary White, a shopkeeper's spouse from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, stored a diary. Woven into its checklist of daily occasions is a impressive story of clash and transformation in small-town existence. Sustained by way of its Puritan historical past, gentry management, and experience of universal reliable, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the production of the hot state. Then, in one new release of wrenching change,the city and tis humans descended into contentious fight. analyzing the tumultuous Jacksonian period on the intimate point of relations and group, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to lifestyles the tricky construction of a brand new social, political, and financial order established on person striving and voluntary institutions in an expansive nation.

Blending kinfolk files and a wealthy trove of group documents, Fuhrer examines the "age of revolutions" during the lens of a rural group that used to be swept into the networks of an increasing and urbanizing New England quarter. This finely certain heritage lends new intensity to our knowing of a key transformative second in American history.

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