How did patriarchal ideals of family and community shape life and work in colonial America? What happened when men failed to live up to those ideals?
How and why did economic inequality in the colonies increase in the first half of the eighteenth century?
How did population growth and increasing diversity contribute to conflict among and anxieties about the various groups inhabiting British North America?
What groups were most attracted to the religious revivals of the early eighteenth century? Why?