By David C. King
Find out what lifestyles was once like in colonial the USA from the folks who lived it!
This first ebook within the American background American Voices sequence provide you with an extraordinary glimpse into the daily reviews of early american citizens. you are going to examine from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his principles of Civility and respectable Behaviour (such as "Do now not giggle an excessive amount of or too loud in public."); you will learn the testimony of an accused witch from the Salem witch trials; and you may pay attention concerning the bad stipulations African slaves suffered once they have been delivered to the USA, from one of many slaves who survived. you will additionally know about what led as much as the Boston Tea get together, what occurred to the signers of the announcement of Independence, and the bold undertaking of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).
From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the United States to the structure of the U.S., Colonies and Revolution provides a wealth of interval files, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either recognized figures and usual electorate. learn the way all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this state what it truly is this present day.
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S Judge Samuel Sewall’s Diary 1696 AND 1697 December 25, 1696 . . We bury our little daughter. Another of God’s strokes of punishment. I went at noon to see in what order things were set; and there [had] a view of . . the cofﬁns of my six children. . I know now what I must do to make some ammends for my sins. January 14, 1697 I asked the General Court to proclaim this a day of forgiveness and reconciliation. Pastor Willard kindly read the following statement to the assemblage, whilst I stood trembling, with head bowed.
The smell of the hold was so foul that it was dangerous to remain there for any time. The closeness of the place and the heat almost suffocated us. The ship was so crowded that we scarcely had room to turn. . The groans of the dying made the whole a scene of horror almost not to be imagined. Because I was so young I was not put in chains. The Middle Passage The Atlantic crossing became known as the “Middle Passage” because it came between the ship’s journey to Africa loaded with iron, cloth, brandy, and other goods to trade for slaves and the ship’s trip from America back to Europe full of sugar, tobacco, and other products that the slave cargo had bought.
Some had balconies. There is also a fair wharf of about three hundred square feet. . There lived most sorts of useful tradespeople such as carpenters, bricklayers, masons, plasterers, plumbers, smiths, glaziers, tailors, shoemakers, butchers, bakers, tanners, shipwrights. . The hours for work and meals to laborers are ﬁxed and known by ring of bell. 19 The Peaceable Kingdom, an oil painting by Edward Hicks, c. 1833. William Penn and the Indians appear on the left in the background. qxd 11/5/02 10:15 AM Page 21 > PART II DAILY LIFE COLONIAL AMERICA IN T hroughout America’s early colonial years, more than 90 percent of the people lived on small family-owned farms.
AmericanHeritage, American Voices. Colonies and Revolution by David C. King