Yankee Destinies: The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-Century Bostonians

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Tables
1.1 Assessment Wealth Group Compared with Distance Traveled to Boston, Both Samples Combined20
1.2 Age Cohorts at Arrival in Boston of Unmarried In- Migrants, by Sample25
2.1 Average Age at First Marriage for In-Migrants and Their Brides42
2.2 Age Cohorts at Arrival in Boston of Married In- Migrants, by Sample42
2.3 Average Difference in Age between Spouses (Husband's Age--Wife's Age) in First Marriages, by Marital Status of Husband on Arrival in Boston44
2.4 Average Differences in Ages of Spouses (Husband--Wife), among Sample Members, by Decade of Marriage, 1797-187945
2.5 Average Age at First Marriage, by Assessment Group, Both Samples47
2.6 Birthplace of In-Migrant's Wife, Compared with His Assessment Group, for Men Who Arrived in Boston Unmarried47
2.7 Average Duration of First Marriage, by Cause of End of Marriage49

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Maps xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Origins 13
  • 2 - Marriage and Children 37
  • 3 - Making a Living 63
  • 4 - Perils of Everyday Life 101
  • 5 - Leaving Boston 125
  • 6 - Death 151
  • Appendix a Methods and Sources 171
  • Appendix B Unconsidered Trifles 201
  • Appendix C Missing Sample Members 207
  • Notes 213
  • Bibliography 241
  • Index 267
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