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By David C. King

Find out what existence used to be like in colonial the USA from the folk who lived it!

This first publication within the American history American Voices sequence offers you an extraordinary glimpse into the day by day reports of early american citizens. you will research from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his principles of Civility and good Behaviour (such as "Do no longer giggle an excessive amount of or too loud in public."); you are going to learn the testimony of an accused witch from the Salem witch trials; and you can pay attention in regards to the negative stipulations African slaves suffered after they have been delivered to the US, from one of many slaves who survived. you are going to additionally know about what led as much as the Boston Tea social gathering, what occurred to the signers of the statement of Independence, and the bold project of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).

From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the USA to the structure of the USA, Colonies and Revolution provides a wealth of interval records, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either recognized figures and usual electorate. learn the way all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this kingdom what it really is at the present time.

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In these cases, what shall I do? [A month later the magazine published this reply:] “The Road before you here is very plain. . ” A dvice on Being Feminine Colonial men accepted some variety in women’s roles, but most seemed to be in agreement on two points: first, women should not spend too much time on intellectual pursuits; and second, women should avoid political debate. These attitudes would continue through much of American history. qxd 11/5/02 10:15 AM Page 37 DAILY LIFE IN COLONIAL AMERICA Colony wrote of the sad case of a woman who appeared to him to have lost her wits from too much reading and writing.

He took with him a white horse, much scarred with traces, of which it is expected he will endeavour to dispose; he also carried his shoemakers tools, and will probably endeavour to get employment that way. Whoever conveys the said slave to me in Albemarle, shall have 40 s. reward, if taken up within the county, 4 l. if elsewhere within the colony, and 10 l. if in any other colony, from THOMAS JEFFERSON 666666666666666 FROM Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia 1784 Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just .

They do not see, hear, nor feel for the woes of their poor slaves from whose painful labors all their wealth proceeds. . 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. .

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