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Home Life In Colonial Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1898, 2005)

Seller ID: E1512

ISBN: 0788415123

Condition: 538 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898, 2005), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 538 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


538 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898, 2005), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 538 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Colonial Days in Old New York

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1896, 1990)

Seller ID: E3368

ISBN: 1556133685

Condition: 320 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1896, 1990), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 320 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


320 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1896, 1990), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 320 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Through Colonial Doorways

By: Anne Hollingsworth Wharton

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1893)

Seller ID: W1619

ISBN: 0788416197

Condition: 248 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1893), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 248 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The author invites the reader to enter "through the broad doorways of some Colonial homes into the hospitable life within" in order to gain insight into the social and domestic life of Colonial days revealed by correspondence, journal entries, and anecdotes. Numerous brief excerpts from letters and diaries enliven these pages, and every page is generously peppered with names and vivid detail. Glimpse the festivities of the Meschianza; drop in at New York balls and receptions; or join Dr. Franklin's American Philosophical Society whose object was to bring into correspondence all scienti... View more info

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The American Family in the Colonial Period

By: Arthur W. Calhoun

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433668

ISBN: 0486433668

Condition: 352 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


"... profound sociological study."--American Economic ReviewThe result of years of research, analysis, and thoughtThe most complete, fundamental, and authoritative treatment of the subject--a classicFirst published in the early twentieth century, this book contributed significantly to an understanding of the forces at work in the evolution of family institutions in the United States. The first of a three-volume series, the text describes the American family as a product primarily of European folkways, economic transition to modern capitalism, and its distinctive environment... View more info

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Woman’s Life in Colonial Days

By: Carl Holliday

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 408973

ISBN: 0486408973

Condition: 319 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


What was life like for women in the American colonies? This classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, the author thoroughly depicts the lives of women in the New England and Southern colonies. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account.319 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

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Down and Out in Early America

By: edited by Billy G. Smith.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press: c2004

Seller ID: 023171

ISBN: 0271023171

Condition: 327 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, maps, paperback, Pennsylvania State University Press


It has often been said that early America was the "best poor man's country in the world." After all, wasn't there an abundance of land and a scarcity of laborers? The law of supply and demand would seem to dictate that most early American working people enjoyed high wages and a decent material standard of living. Down and Out in Early America presents the evidence for poverty versus plenty and concludes that financial insecurity was a widespread problem that plagued many early Americans.The fact is that in early America only an extremely thin margin separated those who required ass... View more info

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Some Cursory Remarks Made by James Birket in His Voyage to North America, 1750-1751

By: James Birket

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1916)

Seller ID: B2330

ISBN: 0788423304

Condition: 78 pages, (1916) reprint, paper, index, 78 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Little is known about the author other than what can be gleaned from this journal. He communicated with merchants of the mainland American colonies, and probably acted as correspondent and factor for them in their commercial dealings with residents of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. His observations show the mercantile bent of his mind and contain information that is not easy to obtain elsewhere. Birket notes the weather, as was typical of diarists of the time, but he is also a keen observer of the environment: “I observed a flock of Gray Plover which came close by the Ship and S... View more info

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The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

By: Louis B. Wright

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 422232

ISBN: 0486422232

Condition: 320 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


A sweeping survey of 150 years of colonial history (1607-1763), this volume offers authoritative, perceptive views on developments in religion, literature, education, and social thought. Written with wit and panache by a brilliant scholar and specialist in the colonial era, it covers such topics as the colonies' agrarian society and leadership; influence of non-English elements; variety of religions and zeal for education; reading habits and the desire for learning; literary production in the North and South; drama, music, and other diversions; architecture and the decorative arts; scientific ... View more info

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The Germans in Colonial Times

By: Lucy Forney Bittinger

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1901)

Seller ID: B0090

ISBN: 0917890906

Condition: 312 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1901), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 312 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This excellent book gives a fine presentation of German history in America down through the American Revolution. Chapter headings include: Conditions in Germany which led to Emigration; Germantown; The Labadists in Maryland; The Woman in the Wilderness; German Valley, New Jersey; Kocherthal's Colony; The Great Exodus of the Palatines; Pequae and the Mennonites; The Dunkers and Ephrata; The Schwenkfelder and Christopher Dock; The Progress of Settlement in the Valley of Virginia and Maryland; The Germans in South Carolina; German Colonization in New England; The Salzburgers in Georgia and the Pe... View more info

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The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence

By: R. C. Simmons

Price: $14.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 1981

Seller ID: 009998

ISBN: 0-393-00999-8

Condition: 438 pages, 5 x 7 1/2, paperback, W. W. Norton


About AuthorR.C. Simmons is Professor of American History at the University of Birmingham, England.Reviews"An extraordinarily judicious and intelligent synthesis of a vast literature." —Jack P. Greene "The American Colonies brings the burgeoning scholarship on early America under control and provides students with a graceful, rigorous introduction to American colonial history." —Robert M. Calhoon, Journal of American History "A considerable achievement which must be approached with respect and even awe. . .... View more info