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As various as their land : the everyday lives of eighteenth-century Americans

Author: Stephanie Grauman Wolf
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1993] ©1993
Series: Everyday life in America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1700, ten sparsely settled colonies clung precariously to the Atlantic coast of the vast American continent, each far more firmly attached to the Old World by ties of politics, economy, and culture than they were to each other. By 1800, sixteen states, united by a common government, were poised to exploit the seemingly endless resources of a new and independent nation. Yet throughout this century of enormous  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolf, Stephanie Grauman.
As various as their land.
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©1993
(OCoLC)624380720
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Grauman Wolf
ISBN: 0060167998 9780060167998
OCLC Number: 27728458
Description: xii, 304 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: The domestic economy --
Be it ever so humble --
Human dynamics --
The invention of childhood --
Making land and reaping the rewards --
"Tinker, tailor ... merchant chief" --
Community neighborhood --
Community: networks.
Series Title: Everyday life in America series.
Responsibility: Stephanie Grauman Wolf.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_211421
991000348419705351

Abstract:

In 1700, ten sparsely settled colonies clung precariously to the Atlantic coast of the vast American continent, each far more firmly attached to the Old World by ties of politics, economy, and culture than they were to each other. By 1800, sixteen states, united by a common government, were poised to exploit the seemingly endless resources of a new and independent nation. Yet throughout this century of enormous changes and challenges, one factor remained constant: no single description embodied the majority of its inhabitants, no one life-style embraced a "typical America." Rich or poor, urban or rural, male or female, young or old, native-born or immigrant, northerner or southerner, slave or free, white or of color - the mixture of these characteristics and a host of others within each individual determined the shape and opportunities of his or her everyday life. Americans of the eighteenth century were in the end as they had been in the beginning, as "various as their land."
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