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Robert Cole’s World

Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland

Lois Green Carr, Russell R. Menard, and Lorena S. Walsh

Cloth ISBN 9780807819852

Paper ISBN 9780807843413

Copyright 1991 by the University of North Carolina Press

A Prize-Winning Book

  Maryland Historical Society Book Prize (1993)
  Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize, Economic History Association (1994)

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Robert Cole’s World is a stunning achievement that establishes, once and for all, the nature of Chesapeake economy and society on the eve of its transformation to a stratified, slave-based society. . . . It is an indispensable guide through the dark ages of Chesapeake history.

--Carville Earle

Robert Cole’s World, simply put, is the finest book ever written on agriculture in seventeenth-century America. . . . The early social development of the Chesapeake region is captured as never before. Whether one is interested in farm-building or in community elaboration, in family life or in class formation, one will want to turn to Robert Cole’s World.

--Peter A. Coclanis