Child Life in Colonial Times (Dover Books on Americana) by Alice Morse Earle PDF

By Alice Morse Earle

What did the children do again within the days whilst "children might be noticeable and never heard"? How have been they schooled, what did they put on, and which video games did they play? This eye-opening survey revisits the 17th and eighteenth centuries for an illustrated examine the lives of Colonial America's youngest citizens
The first American historian to chronicle daily life of the colonial period, Alice Morse Earle carried out years of study, in keeping with letters, respectable files, diaries, and different debts. A vibrant portrait emerges, depicting a kid's international of hornbooks and primers; classes in manners and faith; equipment of self-discipline; and toys, hobbies, and different amusements. the writer bargains a broader viewpoint via evaluating stipulations in the USA with these of britain. greater than a hundred and twenty illustrations comprise reproductions of pictures by way of the era's most interesting artists, together with Copley and Peale. "The e-book is one among old curiosity and value," declared The New York Times, praising it as "beautifully illustrated [and] a captivating e-book for previous or young."

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