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Life In Colonial America

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Here is the whole beguiling and sometimes surprising story of how Americans lived from the first settlements at Jamestown down to the Revolution. Weaving together countless colorful and intimate details, the author has created a vivid tapestry of everyday life, from a humble New England fireside to an elegant Virginia plantation.

Contents
I Plantation Life
II New England Neig
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Hardcover, Landmark Giant
Published 1963 by Random House
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Aug 14, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it
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This is age-appropriate history. Before kids start memorizing "real" history (e.g., names, events, dates, battles ...), they need to have a solid feeling of what life in early America was like. Speare does reenforce some key historical names and she does mention the major historical events, but for the most part, she paints a picture of how families lived in the time before mechanized technology.

Most adults would probably learn something if they took the time to read this. Here are examples of s
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Dec 13, 2010 Anajoy-rusticgirl rated it really liked it
I was quite surprised to find that the well known author of The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Sign of the Beaver, Calico Captive, and others had written this non-fiction piece of work. But thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised.
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Jun 22, 2015 Gail Morris rated it really liked it
this book reads like an old encyclopedia full of facts, prints, and photos from early America. Many excerpts are of actual events that happened to common people.
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I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1908. I have lived all my life in New England, and though I love to travel I can't imagine ever calling any other place on earth home. Since I can't remember a time when I didn't intend to write, it is hard to explain why I took so long getting around to it in earnest. But the years seemed to go by very quickly. In 1936 I married Alden Speare ...more
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