By David C. King
Find out what lifestyles was once like in colonial the US from the folk who lived it!
This first publication within the American background American Voices sequence provide you with a unprecedented glimpse into the daily stories of early americans. you are going to examine from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his principles of Civility and respectable Behaviour (such as "Do no longer snort 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 can pay attention concerning the poor stipulations African slaves suffered after they have been dropped at the United States, from one of many slaves who survived. you are going to additionally know about what led as much as the Boston Tea get together, what occurred to the signers of the assertion of Independence, and the bold undertaking of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).
From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the US to the structure of the U.S., Colonies and Revolution offers a wealth of interval records, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either well-known figures and usual voters. learn how all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this kingdom what it's at the present time.
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Read by Pastor Willard as written by Samuel Sewall] Samuel Sewall, sensible of the reiterated strokes of God upon himself and family; and being sensible that as to the guilt contracted . . at Salem he is, upon many accounts, . . qxd 11/5/02 10:15 AM Page 33 DAILY LIFE IN COLONIAL AMERICA [responsible and] desires to take the blame and shame of it, asking pardon of men, and especially desiring prayers that God, who has an unlimited authority, would pardon that sin. A 33 n 1700 Judge Sewall issued one of the ﬁrst public statements against slavery.
At the home of Chief Justice Chew] About four o’clock we were called to dinner. , with a dessert of fruits, raisins, almonds, pears, peaches. A most sinful feast again! Everything which could delight the eye or allure the taste; curds and creams, jellies, sweetmeats of various sorts, twenty kinds of tarts, fools, triﬂes, floating islands, whipped sillabubs, etc. Parmesan cheese, punch, wine, porter, beer. Girl’s Life in Boston The children of well-to-do parents often lived in a comfortable home with servants, but they also learned to work hard and to study.
The cracks of the whip urging these miserable beings to excessive labor are far too distant to be heard. . With gold . . they order vessels to the coasts of Guinea [West Africa]; by virtue of that gold, wars, murders, and devastations are committed in some harmless, peaceable African neighborhood where dwelt innocent people who even knew not but that all men were black. . Whole families swept away and brought through storms and tempests to this rich metropolis! There, arranged like horses at a fair, they are branded like cattle and then driven to toil, to starve, and to languish for a few years on the different plantations of these citizens.