Daily Life in Colonial New EnglandBook - 2017
This book presents a unique perspective on life in Colonial England, exposing many misconceptions and depicting how elements of its culture that are typically regarded as marginal—such as the activities of pirates—actually had an extensive impact of the populace.
• Provides readers with an understanding of the nature of religious sentiment in Colonial America, which was characterized by a desire to have religious freedom for themselves but not for others
• Depicts the constant rebellion and subsequent cruelty inherent to colonial society
• Examines the majority underclass populations, such as indentured servants, Native Americans, and African Americans
• Addresses myths about Puritan women, marriage, sex, and child raising
This illustrated reference for high school and up begins with a historical overview of the region and period of Colonial New England, then presents sections on domestic life, economic life, intellectual life, material life, politics, recreation, and religion. Most chapters contain at least one primary source document. The book includes material on European settlers as well as indentured servants, Native Americans, African Americans, and slaves. The book contains a detailed chronology and b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)