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Those Who Stayed Behind Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England

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ISBN-10: 0521347777

ISBN-13: 9780521347778

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Hal S. Barron, Robert Fogel, Stephan Thernstrom

List price: $31.99
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In a departure from the longstanding emphasis on the frontier in American historical writing, Hal Barron employs a range of sources to reconstruct the social and economic history of a nineteenth-century rural community - Chelsea, Vermont -which was profoundly affected by population loss and economic stagnation at a time when most of the country was experiencing geographical expansion and economic growth. The author''s lucid, accessible account explores the hard choices faced by the people of Chelsea as the economic vitality drained out of their community, and shows how they dealt with these choices. Using new methods of social history to place Chelsea in the larger context of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Hal S. Barron, author of Those Who Stayed Behind: Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England, is professor of history at Harvey Mudd College and a member of the history faculty at the Claremont Graduate School in California.

List of tables and illustrations
After the frontier: theory, historiography, and the social history of settled rural America
The storm before the calm: growth and conflict in a developing rural community
The different meanings of rural decline in nineteenth-century America
Quitting the farm and closing the shop: the economy of a settled rural community
The ties that bind: migration and persistence in a settled rural community
Their town: the emergence of consensus and homogeneity in a settled rural community