Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »
The first biography of one of the founders of Salem, Massachusetts, this book is also a revaluation of various factors in the settlement and early history of the colony. Roger Conant has never before received the attention that his prominence deserved and although he is frequently mentioned in histories, considerable misinformation has been printed about him. Clifford Shipton has been able to correct these misstatements. In making this study, he has combed all of the printed and American manuscript sources, unearthing in the process new material on the colonization of Massachusetts, its character, motives, and significance, and on the sound economic development of the settlement of Salem during its first fifty years.