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Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall

Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall - 98 edition

Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780312133948

ISBN10: 0312133944

Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall by Samuel Sewall and Mel  Ed. Yazawa - ISBN 9780312133948
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Bedford Books
International: No
Diary and Life of Samuel Sewall by Samuel Sewall and Mel  Ed. Yazawa - ISBN 9780312133948

ISBN13: 9780312133948

ISBN10: 0312133944

Edition: 98

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''Comprising daily commentary on major and minor events between 1674 and 1729, the diary of Boston merchant Samuel Sewall is one of the richest personal accounts of early American history. This innovative abridgment allows events to unfold without the distraction of editorial manipulation by presenting one year's complete entries from each of the five decades. The volume draws meaning from potentially mundane journal entries by placing Sewall's experiences in the dynamic context of colonial Boston. A general introduction and thorough text annotations explain the social, religious, and political culture of Puritan New England, while chapter introductions provide overviews of the diary's intervening years. Illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author Bio

Sewall, Samuel :

Yazawa, Mel (Ed.) : University of New Mexico

Mel Yazawa is associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico, where he has taught since 1984. He has been the recipient of a Presidential Lectureship, the Snead-Wertheim Lectureship, and a Faculty Recognition Award during his tenure. A specialist in the Revolutionary period and the intellectual history of early America, he has written , among other works, Representative Government and the Revolution: The Maryland Constitutional Crisis of 1789 (1975): From Colonies to Commonwealth: Familial Ideology and the Beginnings of the American Republic (1985); and "Republican Expectations: Revolutionary Ideology and the Compromise of 1790" in A Republic for the Ages, edited by Donald Kenon (forthcoming). Yazawa is currently working on a historiographical analysis of early America.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Part I. Introduction: The Life and Times of Samuel Sewall

Part II. The Diary

1. "Major Dudley Produced the Exemplification of the Charter's Condemnation"
Diary, 1685
Diary, 1686
2. "Love to Thee and Our Dear Quaternion: S.H.E.J."
Diary 1696
3. "My Dear Wife May Now Be Off Bearing"
Diary, 1706
4. "This Daughter Was Much His Delight"
Diary, 1717
5. "I Am Happy in a Third Wife"
Diary, 1726


A Sewall Chronology (1629-1730)

Questions for Consideration

Selected Bibliography