Romance, Remedies, and Revoultion

Romance, Remedies, and Revoultion

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Romance, Remedies, and Revolution is the journal of Dr. Elihu Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, which covers the years 1773-1775. During the two-and-a-half years covered by the journal, he recorded, in clear and concise prose, just about everything he did and everyone he saw. Although carefully preserved, the journal was later suppressed by the town historian, presumably because he found some of the entries morally objectionable.  After being rediscovered by Amelia F. Miller and co-edited with A.R. Riggs, this document appears in print for the first time, accompanied by related letters of Ashley’s extended family as well as brief biographies of more than 750 people mentioned by the young doctor in his writings.  Even though the journal abruptly ends in November 1775, Elihu Ashley had already bequeathed to posterity an extraordinary firsthand account of life in rural New England in the years immediately preceding the War of Independence.

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