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Roger Conant

A Founder of Massachusetts

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674433458

Publication Date: 01/01/1944

171 pages


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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.

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