Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630–1850

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Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630–1850
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AuthorDaniel Vickers
LanguageEnglish
SeriesNew Edition
GenreHistorical, Non-Fiction
PublisherOmohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date
December 31st 1994
Media typePaperback
Pages372
ISBN978-0807844588

Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630–1850 is a book by the Canadian historian Daniel Vickers, first published in 1994.[1] It analyzes and contrasts the economic roles of farmers and fisherman in early New England communities.[2]

It won the 1995 John H. Dunning Prize[3] as well as the 1994–95 Louis Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.[4][5]

In the book, Vickers examines how a patriarchal system that relied on unpaid labor from dependent sons transitioned gradually to an economic system in which dependent sons found work outside of the family farm.[6] For fishermen, he explores the shift from client-patron economic relations to a free market system, noting the difficulties fishermen faced in achieving economic independence in both systems.[2]

In the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, the title character cites the book during a history-of-economics debate in a Harvard Square barroom.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farmers and Fishermen | Daniel Vickers". University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Nobles, Gregory H (1996). "Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850". The Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 27 (2): 328. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  3. ^ "John H. Dunning Prize Recipients". historians.org. American Historical Association. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The Passing of Daniel Vickers, a wise and witty colleague, a devoted teacher, and a renowned scholar of early America". UC San Diego Department of History. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Past Prize Winners". asecs.press.jhu.edu. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ Rothenberg, Winifred B. (1996). ""Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850."" (PDF). The William and Mary Quarterly. 53 (2): 387.
  7. ^ LePan, Don (May 17, 2018). "Historian Daniel Vickers had a brush with Hollywood". The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ont.