Index
Abundance consciousness, 125, 166;
historians and,5,10
African Americans, 11, 191, 212; in labor
market,144–45,185; in literature, 272
n.44; and politics, 203, 208–9, 214–
15; and religion, 200; and residential
pattern,172; and temperance,198
Agricultural societies, 2, 75, 86,119
Agriculture: commercial, 9–10, 104;
mixed, 20; precariousness, 16–20, 52,
62. See also Farming
American Revolution: heritage, 7, 38,
208–9, 217, 222–23
Americans. See Native Americans
Animals: on farm, 48, 76–78
Anti-rent movement, 209–10, 214
Artisans, 6, 44–45, 87, 91,127–29,133–36,
151; and wages,138–42; wealth,168; in
working population, 138, 156–57. See
also Labor market
Artisans’ organizations, 34–35, 137, 140,
154–55,196, 220
Assizes, 60; removal of, 68
Associations (voluntary),193–94
Austin, Abner (paper maker), 148; on
agriculture, 90; as employer, 152, 154,
170; and furniture, 177; and moral
reform, 213; and punctuality, 86; and
religion, 201–2
Authority, in family, 3, 6, 20–21, 26, 93,
116,119–20,122–23
Bankruptcies,135–37
Banks,1, 92,131–32, 219, 246 n.4
Barnard, Hannah (author), 251 n.40; on
farm families,114–16; and philanthropy,
195
Beebe, John Jr. (farmer): and harvests,17;
and neighbors, 29; and politics,38; and
work bee, 21
Bees: as collective work,13–15, 21, 29, 97,
110,113,125
Blacksmiths,108,128,133,137,144–46,168
Blue Monday,157
Bookkeeping, 66, 240 n.5; absence
(among farmers), 97–98
Braudel, Fernand (historian), 4,5, 6
Brawling,14,33,37,190, 213
Brickmaking, 81, 127, 141, 144, 157–58,
218–19
Brigands, 28
Bronk, Leonard (gentleman): and politics,
35–36, 38; and scarcity consciousness,
39–40, 41
Budgets: factory operatives, 170–71;
farmers,178–83
Burroughs, John (environmental writer):
on consumption,161,180–81; on farm
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