Finding William Lewis [1819-1897]: The Every-day Life of this Singular Man


Finding William Lewis is an intimate, almost elegiac tale of one man’s struggle to find his place in 19th century village New England. Life-long historians Higginbottom and Craven bring their deep understanding of time and place to the story of William Lewis as he evolves from tanner to peddler to farmer, from youth to family man, from transient to rooted in community. Based on an extraordinary archive of personal journals, few works succeed so well in drawing us into the daily rhythms and character of life in a now-vanished world.

Mary Babson Fuhrer, historian and author of A Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848.

Weight 2.2 lbs
Dimensions 10.25 × 8.5 × 1 in
Levellers Press