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This article is an analysis of the influence of blacksmiths, and saw and grain millers on the development of Puritan communities in the Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1630 and 1660. During this period these artisans played a significant role in defining the physical form of the rural Puritan town and its economic development, without intent and in a social and cultural climate where they were often disliked and distrusted. This article focuses on the impacts of these manufacturers on the formation and physical character of Puritan communities in New England.
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Mullin, John R. and Kotval, Zenia, "Manufacturing in Puritan rural towns in New England 1630-60: 'A Miller Never Goes to Heaven'" (2021). Rural History. 85.