Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich

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Greenwich in the seventeenth century was a lost world with tythingmen and meeting warners, wild horse hunters, herdsmen, townsmen, pounders and planters. Faced with an ever-changing environment, citizens set many new-world boundaries. Farmers created common fields along the coast and redesigned wilderness. They balanced religious and civic authority, private and common interests and financial inequities across communities. The first comers found it more challenging to please their own than it was to please their God. Their departure from the past fashioned an idealized, yet still imperfect, new society the Puritans proudly called the Greenwich Plantation. Author Missy Wolfe details the strategies and setbacks of creating community in colonial America's First Period.
ISBN: 9781467138574
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Hidden History
Images: 43
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Missy Wolfe has always loved nonfiction, and she read history throughout college at Columbia Business School, during her marketing career, while raising a family, while pursuing fine arts studies at New York University and during her time serving on the board of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Her own research reveals the romantic, lost world of Connecticut in the 1600s. Her study of the life of Greenwich founder Elizabeth Winthrop Feake Hallett, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, won the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. She lives in Greenwich with her husband, Scott Wolfe, and three children.
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