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Inequality in Early America
Carla Gardina Pestana



Reencounters with Colonialism: New Perspectives on the Americas

Dartmouth College Press
1999 • 343 pp. 2 illus. Chart. 4 tables. 6 x 9"
Colonial History / Discrimination & Race / Ethnic Studies



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"This book will be read by early Americanists for some time . . . Whether you agree or disagree with him, [Gary B.] Nash has been one of the preeminent figures in early American history in the second half of the twentieth century. His work has engendered debate and extended the sphere of inquiry to include the poor and the downtrodden . . . [This collection] includes essays by some of the preeminent scholars in early America and the history of inequality." —Journal of American History

An all-star roster of historians reassesses inequality in early America.

This book was designed as a collaborative effort to satisfy a long-felt need to pull together many important but separate inquiries into the nature and impact of inequality in colonial and revolutionary America. It also honors the scholarship of Gary Nash, who has contributed much of the leading work in this field. The 15 contributors, who constitute a Who's Who of those who have made important discoveries and reinterpretations of this issue, include Mary Beth Norton on women's legal inequality in early America; Neal Salisbury on Puritan missionaries and Native Americans; Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on elite and poor women's work in early Boston; Peter Wood and Philip Morgan on early American slavery; as well as Gary Nash himself writing on Indian/white history. This book is a vital contribution to American self-understanding and to historical analysis.

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CARLA GARDINA PESTANA is Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and author of Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts (1991). SHARON V. SALINGER is Associate Professor of History at University of California, Riverside and author of "To Serve Well and Faithfully" (1987).






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