New England's Generation : The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Description

Through analyses of the process of migration and settlement and of the symbolic meaning that participants attached to their experiences, this book tells the story of New England's origins as one of dynamism and change. Focusing on the lives of nearly seven-hundred emigrants, the narrative examines such topics as the settlers' motives for leaving England, their experience of the voyage, their patterns of settlement in the New World, and their search for economic security in a new land. The descendants of the founders erected the story of their 'great' migration into early British America's only effective foundation myth - a record of achievement that succeeding generations could never match. Rich in detail and insight, this exploration of New England's founding examines both the lives of ordinary people and the transcendent meanings that those lives ultimately acquired.

Details

Author(s)
Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Format
Paperback | 248 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 14mm | 370g
Publication date
31 Dec 2009
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
052144764X
ISBN13
9780521447645
Bestsellers rank
1,873,223