John Grow of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Some of His Descendants

A Middle-Class Family in Social and Economic Context from the 17th Century to the Present
Genealogy House (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 22. Februar 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-1-887043-56-4 (ISBN)
This engaging and highly readable family history follows ten generations of a mainstream middle-class family through three and a half centuries of American social and economic history from the Puritans to the internet age. In doing so, it serves as a model and a research guide for genealogists interested in writing family histories that put their ancestors' lives in historical context.

The author, a retired history professor, begins with an overview of the research resources that a professional academic historian would regard as essential for writing a contextually accurate family history, including a general introductory reading list and a suggested research methodology. The chapters that follow then trace the lives of ten generations of a white, Anglo-Protestant, middle-class family over a 350-year period, with a sustained chapter-by-chapter focus on key topics in American family history - marriage and fertility patterns, birth-control and child-birth practices, the economic functions of families, men's and women's roles, social status, religious beliefs, old age, and burial practices (including gravestone iconography) - as they evolved over time. The resulting book is a significant addition to the family-history literature and one that will be of value to genealogists of all levels.
  • Englisch
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 157 mm
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  • Dicke: 26 mm
  • 892 gr
978-1-887043-56-4 (9781887043564)

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