From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England


As a struggling outpost of a powerful commercial empire, colonial New England grappled with problems familiar to modern developing societies. Yet less than a century and a half later, New England staged the war for political independence and the industrial revolution. Marshaling an enormous array of research data, historian Margaret Ellen Newell shows how and why this transformation occurred. 25 photos.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Ithaca, NY
Publication year:
  • 1998


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