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Child Life in Colonial Times (Dover Books on Americana)

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What did the little ones do back in the days when "children should be seen and not heard"? How were they schooled, what did they wear, and which games did they play? This eye-opening survey revisits the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for an illustrated look at the lives of Colonial America's youngest citizens

The first American historian to chronicle everyday life of the colonial era, Alice Morse Earle conducted years of research, based on letters, official records, diaries, and other accounts. A vivid portrait emerges, depicting a child's world of hornbooks and primers; lessons in manners and religion; methods of discipline; and toys, pastimes, and other amusements. The author offers a broader perspective by comparing conditions in America with those of England. More than 120 illustrations include reproductions of images by the era's finest artists, including Copley and Peale. "The book is one of historical interest and value," declared The New York Times, praising it as "beautifully illustrated [and] a charming book for old or young."

Synopsis:

A pioneering historian chronicles the everyday details of growing up in Colonial America in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys, schooling, and more. 128 illustrations.

Synopsis:

What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A pioneering historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, and much more. Features 128 illustrations.

Table of Contents

I.   Babyhood
II.   Children's Dress
III.   Schools and School Life
IV.   Women Teachers and Girl Scholars
V.   Hornbook and Primer
VI.   School-books
VII.  Penmanship and Letters
VIII.   Diaries and Commonplace Books
IX.   Childish Precocity
X.  Oldtime Discipline
XI.  Manners and Courtesy
XII.   Religious Thought and Training
XIII.   Religious Books
XIV.   Story and Picture Books
XV.   Children's Diligence
XVI.   Needlecraft and Decorative Arts
XVII.   Games and Pastimes
XVIII.   Children's Toys
XIX.   Flower Lore of Children       

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486471914
Author:
Earle, Alice Morse
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Children
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Children -- United States.
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Americana
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.71 pd

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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A pioneering historian chronicles the everyday details of growing up in Colonial America in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys, schooling, and more. 128 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A pioneering historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, and much more. Features 128 illustrations.
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