The Resource Puritan family life : the diary of Samuel Sewall, Judith S. Graham

Puritan family life : the diary of Samuel Sewall, Judith S. Graham

Label
Puritan family life : the diary of Samuel Sewall
Title
Puritan family life
Title remainder
the diary of Samuel Sewall
Statement of responsibility
Judith S. Graham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Historians have commonly characterized Puritan family life as joyless, repressive, even brutal. By such accounts, Puritan parents disciplined their children needlessly, crushed their wills, responded callously to their deaths, and routinely sent them out of the home to be raised by cold-hearted surrogates. The diary of prominent Boston jurist and merchant Samuel Sewall (1651-1730) contradicts this grim portrait of the Puritan household, depicting instead a nurturing and caring place for child-rearing."
  • "Although Sewall was an exceptional Puritan father and not a representative one, his judicial, civic, religious, and business activities projected him far beyond his own privileged and respectable cicumstances. As a record of the family and social life of New England's third generation, his remarkable journal, which spans fifty-five years, is rivaled only by that of his friend Cotton Mather. Sewall provides rich details about the home where his and Hannah Sewall's fourteen children were born, and the six who survived infancy were raised. He takes the reader through the streets and byways of Boston, to the meetinghouse, to the places where his children were educated and apprenticed, and to the homes of friends, neighbors, and kin."
  • "Judith S. Graham's close reading of Sewall's diary and family papers reveals that warmth, sympathy, and love often marked the Puritan parent-child relationship. She suggests that the special nature of childhood was a concept that parents understood well, and that there was a practical and clear purpose for the "putting out" of children. Graham provides a balance to accepted scholarship on Puritan life and offers new insights into the history of both early New England and the family."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Judith S.
Dewey number
974/.008825
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F7
LC item number
.G73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puritans
  • Child rearing
  • Families
  • New England
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Puritans
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Child rearing
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • Puritans
  • New England
  • Puriteinen
  • Gezin
  • Sewall, Samuel (Theologe)
  • Familienleben
  • Puritaner
  • Neuengland
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Familienleben
  • Puritaner
  • Neuengland
Label
Puritan family life : the diary of Samuel Sewall, Judith S. Graham
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Boston College
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • "Give her a lift towards heaven": the illness and death of children
  • ch. 6.
  • "Your son is now one of us": education
  • ch. 7.
  • "A trade that might be good for soul and body": the calling
  • ch. 8.
  • "No man came with him to me": children taken into the Sewall home
  • ch. 9.
  • "Hopes by going to sea after his time is out, may get a livelihood": sending out and taking in
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • "A stone-ring and a fan with a noble letter to my daughter": courtship and marriage
  • ch. 11.
  • "Govr Dudley mention'd Christ's pardoning Mary Magdalen": the relationship between the generations
  • ch. 12.
  • "The fruit of the womb is a reward": conclusion
  • "My comfort and defense": the marriage of Hannah Hull and Samuel Sewall
  • ch. 2.
  • "Herein is my Father glorified": birth
  • ch. 3.
  • "The sorrowfull remembrance of Adam's carriage": child-rearing
  • ch. 4.
  • "A red coat for her little Aaron": children as "miniature adults"
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 283 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036833240
Label
Puritan family life : the diary of Samuel Sewall, Judith S. Graham
Link
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Boston College
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • "Give her a lift towards heaven": the illness and death of children
  • ch. 6.
  • "Your son is now one of us": education
  • ch. 7.
  • "A trade that might be good for soul and body": the calling
  • ch. 8.
  • "No man came with him to me": children taken into the Sewall home
  • ch. 9.
  • "Hopes by going to sea after his time is out, may get a livelihood": sending out and taking in
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • "A stone-ring and a fan with a noble letter to my daughter": courtship and marriage
  • ch. 11.
  • "Govr Dudley mention'd Christ's pardoning Mary Magdalen": the relationship between the generations
  • ch. 12.
  • "The fruit of the womb is a reward": conclusion
  • "My comfort and defense": the marriage of Hannah Hull and Samuel Sewall
  • ch. 2.
  • "Herein is my Father glorified": birth
  • ch. 3.
  • "The sorrowfull remembrance of Adam's carriage": child-rearing
  • ch. 4.
  • "A red coat for her little Aaron": children as "miniature adults"
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 283 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036833240

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