Daily Life in Colonial New England, 2nd Edition

  • Claudia Durst Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854661
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854668
  • DDC: 974.0123
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 370 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
Domestic Life.
1: The Lives of Children.
2: Food and Health.
3: Document: Recipe for Cranberry Tarts (1670s).
4: Marriage and Sex.
5: Women’s Role.
6: Document: “Address to the Ladies” (1767).
Economic Life.
7: African Slaves.
8: Indentured Servants.
9: Document: Indenture of Servitude for Ship Passage (1696).
10: Labor.
11: Document: Agreement Setting the Boundary Between New Haven and New Netherland (1650).
12: Native Americans.
13: Pirates.
Intellectual Life.
14: Education.
15: Document: Massachusetts School Law (1647).
16: Intellectual Identity and Legacy.
Material Life.
17: Shelter and Attire.
18: Document: A Wedding Outfit in Massachusetts (1720).
Political Life.
19: Government and Law.
20: Document: Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639).
21: Crime and Punishment.
22: Document: Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641).
23: The Persistence of Rebellion.
Recreational Life.
24: Arts and Amusements.
Religious Life.
25: Celrgy and the Church.
26: Document: Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (1741).
27: The Doctrinal Foundation of Colonial Life.
28: Document: John Winthrop, “A Modell of Christian Charity” (1630).
29: Witchcraft.
30: Document: Cotton Mather, The Wonders of the Invisible World (1693).
About the Author.