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(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents

  (Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class, by Nan Mooney. Boston: Beacon Press, 2008. In decades past, middle-class, educated Americans could support their families, afford college for their kids, own homes and avoid bankruptcy a lot easier than they can today. Journalist Nan Mooney, herself an avowed member [...]

The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent This book is a masterfully written tale told from the point of view of Sarah Carrier, a girl facing late childhood in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the years 1690-1692. Her family had moved to Andover to live with her maternal grandmother, but her grandmother succumbed to smallpox shortly [...]

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