Everyday Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony  -     By: George Francis Dow
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Everyday Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony is one of the most detailed works upon the daily lives of the early colonists. Scores of illustrations and photographs highlight portions of the text, bringing a clearer portrait of what actual items and houses looked like. Drawing on extensive research, the colonists' dwellings, furnishings, wardrobes, games, medical practices, economics, crimes and more are all expounded upon with accurate descriptions. 293 indexed pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Dover Publications
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0486255654
ISBN-13: 9780486255651

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The New York Times called this book a "valuable addition to the too-small list of books that give reliable accounts of the daily lives of the early Colonists … beautifully made and interestingly illustrated." With the republication of Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the incidents, anecdotes, and events surrounding the first inhabitants of colonial New England are brought vividly to life.
Drawing extensively on contemporary records, author and antiquarian George Dow provides graphically accurate descriptions of early shelters and dwellings, interior furnishings, colonial wardrobes, sports and games, shipping, trade, medicinal aids, medicinal practice, crimes, punishment, and much more. The text dispenses a wealth of intimate details on manners and customs — including intriguing tidbits of information on peculiar mealtime apparel, eating habits, and personal cleanliness. Detailed appendixes contain shop inventories, records of the contents of private homes, copies of building agreements, and other matters.
Supplementing the text are more than 100 historically valuable photographs and illustrations, including rare pictures of early kitchens and parlors, furniture, clapboard houses, farmyard scenes, a variety of workers at their crafts, gravestones, and an execution by hanging.
Here is a book that will delight students and teachers of history, researchers, and anyone fascinated by the day-to-day activities of this country's earliest settlers.

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