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Building the Bay Colony local economy and culture in early Massachusetts by James E. McWilliams

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Published by University of Virginia Press in Charlottesville .
Written in English


  • Massachusetts Bay Company,
  • Massachusetts -- Economic conditions -- 17th century

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJames E. McWilliams.
LC ClassificationsHC107.M4 M52 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17578927M
ISBN 109780813926360
LC Control Number2006038773

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