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Colonial New England on 5 Shillings a Day

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It’s 1765, and you’ve just arrived in New England. Once you’ve had a chance to freshen up and powder your wig, you’ll want to know where to find a room for the night (and how many other travelers might be sharing your bed), which tavern serves a good rum flip, and what you might expect to pay silversmith Paul Revere for a teapot or a set of spoons.

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Thames & Hudson
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Lize
Mar 04, 2011 Lize rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, history
Where was a book like this in my school days, when I was being bored to death studying American history, a subject I'd grow to love as an adult? It's written as an actual travel guide; the things you'd want and need to know if you were traveling in New England in the early to mid 1760's. It was a good time to be there--the Puritans had stopped burning witches (and "Should you happen to be a Quaker, you no longer need fear branding and banishment if your travels take you to New Haven.") but the R ...more
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Jan 28, 2011 Jason Walker rated it liked it
This is a fun if somewhat dumb book. I enjoyed the author's approach to the idea of what a modern traveller might find odd about getting around and packing for travel in the 18th century. There is a lot to learn in this book as well, even if it is somewhat tongue in cheek.
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Not sure if you'd like it if you weren't familiar with the area. But I think this has been done in a series to highlight other regions.
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Informative. Lots to steal here. Great narrative within each section, but ends abruptly.
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