Farmers & Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630–1830



A professor had this book lying around as I was asking him about my plans for a senior thesis paper, and suggested that maybe I should take a look at it. My immediate reaction was, “Hey! That’s the book from ‘Good Will Hunting’!” This quote wasn’t in the book, much to my disappointment. Still, this is a solid monograph on the economic history of New England. It’s not for everybody.

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