Necessaries and Sufficiencies: Planter Society in Londonderry, Onslow and Truro Townships, 1761-1780


Winner, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

Runner-up, Dartmouth Book Award for non-fiction

2011 marked 250 years since the coming of New England and Irish Planters to Nova Scotia. Necessaries and Sufficiencies is a social political, cultural and material microhistory of 18th-century daily life in the district of Cobequid, now part of Colchester County.

Vignettes from a cross-section of immigrants detail migration and settlement and the evolution of New England and Irish cultural mores in this wilderness setting.