Raiding the Mission House: The Sergeant Family of Stockbridge, the Economics of Shays’s Rebellion, and Financial Evolution of Western Massachusetts, 1710-1814

Cronan, Liam E.


  • This study combines economic history, social history, microhistory, and family history to study the economic origins of Shays’s Rebellion. The life of Erastus Sergeant and the raid on Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in February of 1787—the central narrative of this thesis—reveal the broader forces that brought about Shays’s Rebellion, guided its conduct, and brought it to its conclusion. The raid on ... read more
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