Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America

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Heavenly Merchandize offers a critical reexamination of religion's role in the creation of a market economy in early America. Focusing on the economic culture of New England, it views commerce through the eyes of four generations of Boston merchants, drawing upon their personal letters, diaries, business records, and sermon notes to reveal how merchants built a modern form of exchange out of profound transitions in the puritan understanding of discipline, providence, and the meaning of New England. Mark Valeri traces ...

Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America 2014, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691162171

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Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America 2010, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691143590

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