Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in A Massachusetts County, 1649-1699

Cleverly titled Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in A Massachusetts County, 1649-1699 by Roger Thompson (University of Massachusetts Press; 1986) is a readable socialogical look at the lives of adolescents, married people, families and communities in early Puritan Massachusetts. The stories are drawn from early court records, and are very engagingly written for a socialogy treatise. Some very nice punning. :-)

Anyone with Puritan ancestors will find the stories interesting, and the conclusion that our pious ancestors were not so dour and rigid as we might think.


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