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FB-10542-70

Philip J. Greven, Jr
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)

The Search for Identity: Family Patterns and Religious Experience in Early American History

Study of the different forms of identity crises which resulted in religious conversions in 17th and 18th century America and their relationship to particular patterns of family structure, family relationships, and methods of child-rearing in the period. ABSTRACT: Study of different types of personal and family experiences during the 17th and 18th centuries in America, particularly the different forms of identity crises which resulted in religous conversions and their relationship to particular patterns of family structure, family relationships, and methods of child rearing. What prompts men to reject themselves, their families, their friends, their community and church to seek a new identity, a new life? Fellow hopes to discover more about the lives, feelings and thoughts of ordinary people during the period. Fellow has done previous work in history of the family, Four Generations: Population, Land, and Family in colonial Andover, Masschusetts.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$9,500 (approved)
$9,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 5/31/1971