A Very Social Time

  Acknowledgments
  Author's Note

 expand sectionChapter One  Making the Social Central:  An Introduction
 expand sectionChapter Two  "I Never Forget What I Remember:"  Delving into Antebellum New England
 expand sectionChapter Three  "Unbosom Your Heart:"  Friendship and the Construction of Gender
 expand sectionChapter Four  "Social Work:"  Visiting and the Creation of Community
 expand sectionChapter Five  "True Opinion Clear of Polish:"  Gossip, Reputation, and the Community Jury
 expand sectionChapter Six  "Getting Religion:"  The Church as a Social Institution
  Conclusion

 expand sectionAppendix A  Sources of Evidence
  Appendix B  Diarist Information
  Abbreviations
 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionSelected Bibliography
 expand sectionIndex

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