How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America

Heavenly Merchandize by Mark Valeri
The introduction is now online:  http://bit.ly/bQrdkw

Heavenly Merchandize offers a critical reexamination of religion’s role in the creation of a market economy in early America. Focusing on the economic culture of New England, it views commerce through the eyes of four generations of Boston merchants, drawing upon their personal letters, diaries, business records, and sermon notes to reveal how merchants built a modern form of exchange out of profound transitions in the puritan understanding of discipline, providence, and the meaning of New England.

Heavenly Merchandize:
How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America

By Mark Valeri