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: An Historical Survey of Plymouth Colony

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the family of the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. It explains the reasons for undertaking this study and discusses the ... More


Coming of Age

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition and practices concerning coming of age in Plymouth Colony. It explains that during the seventeenth century there was no real word for the period of life between ... More


Husbands and Wives

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the relationship of husband and wife in Plymouth Colony. It attempts to determine the relative positions of men and women in Plymouth and what attributes and overall valuation ... More


Masters and Servants

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines master-and-servant relations in Plymouth Colony. It explains that servants in the fullest sense were integrated into the basic day-to-day functioning of the household. Their ... More


Membership

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the typical membership of a colonial family in Plymouth Colony. It suggests that small and essentially nuclear families were standard during this period, contrary to the widely ... More


Housing

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the housing of Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth Colony. There were three major types of Pilgrim houses, which may be distinguished with respect to floor plans and means of ... More


Furnishings

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the furnishings of the Pilgrims settlers in Plymouth Colony during the Old Colony period. The households of Plymouth varied along a wide range with respect to the possession of ... More


Later Years

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the individual development in Plymouth Colony from middle to old age. It explains that the colonists left behind no evidence to suggest any turning points in the course of their ... More


Parents and Children

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the relationship between parents and children in Plymouth Colony. It explains that the parent-and-child relationship in the colony involved a set of reciprocal obligations. ... More


Infancy and Childhood

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition concerning infancy, childhood, and childbirth in Plymouth Colony. Delivery usually took place at home, and tradition has it that the inner room in the familiar ... More


: The Family in Comparative Perspective

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the family of the Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth Colony. From the very beginning of settlement at Plymouth, the family was nuclear in ... More


Wider Kin Connections

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines extended family, or wider-kin, connections in Plymouth Colony. Though Plymouth households were basically nuclear in structure, the sources from the period show a considerable ... More


Witch-Hunters: The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the ways by which the meaning of Salem's metaphor shifted during the American Civil War and Reconstruction years as Northern commentators adopted it to marginalize their own ... More


Clothing

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the clothing of Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth Colony. The clothing in common use among the settlers was surprisingly diverse in terms of type, materials, method of manufacture, ... More


“Hee Had Lost a Great Many Men in the Warr”: The Nipmucs and Ann Wompas in King Philip’s War

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks at the war between the colonists and many of the surrounding Native peoples in New England, which began in late June 1675. Initially, it involved only the English of Plymouth ... More


Ida’s Heritage, 1862–1914

Sandra E. Bonura

in Light in the Queen's Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai'i's Daughters, 1862-1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866440
eISBN:
9780824876890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces Ida’s heritage back to Pope’s first Plymouth Colony ancestor, Thomas Pope. It covers her formative years and takes her through her time at Oberlin College. It ends with her ... More


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