An Empire of Goods: The Anglicization of Colonial America, 1690–1776

@article{Breen1986AnEO,
  title={An Empire of Goods: The Anglicization of Colonial America, 1690–1776},
  author={T. Breen},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  year={1986},
  volume={25},
  pages={467-499}
}
  • T. Breen
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
Just before Christmas 1721 William Moore, described in court records as “a Pedler or Petty Chapman,” arrived in the frontier community of Berwick, Maine. Had Moore bothered to purchase a peddler's license, we would probably know nothing of his visit. He was undone by success. His illicit sales drew the attention of local authorities, and they confiscated Moore's “bagg or pack of goods.” From various witnesses the magistrates learned that the man came to Berwick with “sundry goods and… Expand
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