Daily Life in Colonial New England

Daily Life in Colonial New England

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Life for the individuals who chose to come to New England during the Colonial Period was difficult. This reference resource explores the everyday details of the colonial life in New England and exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era, environment, and people How exactly and why did their religious beliefs help structure their lives? What roles did women play in this society? How were people tried and punished for their crimes? Students can find thoroughly researched answers to these questions and others to help them learn exactly what everyday life was like for New Englanders during the Colonial Period.
Studies the everyday details of the colonists in New England and debunks myths that have been misrepresenting these people until now.

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This book details various aspects of everyday life for the people of colonial New England. Chapters focus on specific aspects of life and society, including the role of the clergy and the church, government and law, crime and punishment, labor, housing and clothing, food and health, marriage and sex, arts and entertainment, relations with Native Americans and Africans, the status of indentured servants, and education. Doctrinal foundations of the New England colonies and the role of fear and persecution in the society the colonists created are addressed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313314582
Branch Call Number: 974.02 JOHNS
Characteristics: xxvii, 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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