Bernard Bailyn, 10 November 1994
Show More Mobility and Migration: East Anglian Founders of New England, 1629-1640 by Roger Thompson.
Massachusetts, 305 pp., £39.50, April 1994, 0 87023 893 0Show More
Adapting to a New World: English Society in the 17th-century Chesapeake by James Horn.
North Carolina, 461 pp., $65, September 1994, 0 8078 2137 3Show More
“... picture; in some ways it reinforces it. Thompson’s second target is more consequential. It was Peter Laslett, adopting the techniques of the French historical demographers to the records of obscure English villages of the 17th century, who in 1963 first established what seemed to be the surprising modernity of English village life, at least with respect to ...”