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Heavenly Merchandize:
How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
Mark Valeri

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List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi

INTRODUCTION: Heavenly Merchandize 1
CHAPTER ONE: Robert Keayne's Gift 11
Keayne, the Merchant Taylors' Company, and Civic Humanism 14
Keayne and the Godly Community in England 26

CHAPTER TWO: Robert Keayne's Trials 37
Boston's First Merchants 39
Puritan Discipline in England 50
Discipline and Trade in Early Boston 57

CHAPTER THREE: John Hull's Accounts 74
Hull and the Expansion of New England's Market 76
Hull's Piety and Changes in Church Discipline 83
Jeremiads, Providence, and New England's Civic Order 96

CHAPTER FOUR: Samuel Sewall's Windows 111
Sewall's and Fitch's Problems with Money 114
The Politics of Empire 122
Political Economy, Monetary Policy, and the Justification of Usury 134
Merchants' Callings and the Campaign for Moral Reform 157
Religious Conviction in the Affairs of Sewall and Fitch 168

CHAPTER FIVE: Hugh Hall's Scheme 178
Hall and Boston's Provincial Merchants 181
Rational Protestantism and the Meaning of Commerce 200
Gentility, the Empire, and Piety in the Affairs of Hall 220

EPILOGUE: Religious Revival 234
Samuel Philips Savage, Isaac Smith, and Robert Treat Paine 235
Social Virtue and the Market 240
Conclusion 248
Notes 251
Index 321

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