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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

Farm, Shop, Landing: The Rise of a Market Society in the Hudson Valley, 1780–1860

Farm, Shop, Landing: The Rise of a Market Society in the Hudson Valley, 1780-1860 - Martin Bruegel The market society happened when “Commercial transactions...moved from a physical setting to an abstract, intangible sphere where prices mattered more than people and relationships.” Bruegel describes the “social and economic processes that underlay the movement from an understanding of the world rooted in concrete and particular experiences to general abstractions.” While he rarely has an opportunity to present “before” and “after” views of an individual’s changing orientation, I think he successfully shows changing relationships and social realities in the Hudson River Valley.