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Originally published in 1899, this book is a social history of the life of children in colonial America. The author conducted extensive research, examining letters and diaries, church and court records, newspapers, early textbooks, and objects such as toys and household implements to gather information about child-rearing practices before the Revolution. Topics include schooling, religious training, discipline, work, games and pastimes, and folkways pertaining to flowers. The 1993 introduction helps to put this work in context.
In Curious Punishments of Bygone Days, the punishment did not always fit the crime, as this fine old illustrated history of wrath and righteousness shows. One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks. The first public building was a meeting house, but often before any house of God was built, the devil got his restraining engine. And who were the heinous criminals that the righteous put in the stocks? The punishment generally, in England and America both, was for petty thieves, unruly servants, Sabbath-breakers, revilers, gamblers, drunkards, ballad-singers, fortunetellers,traveling musicians, and a variety of other offenders.
Originally published in 1898, this is a classic work on life in colonial America. Earle, a noted social historian of her day, conducted extensive research into the folkways of the colonists, with special emphasis on colonial New England. She writes with warmth, enthusiasm, and understated humor, drawing frequently on letters and diaries of the time. Chapters cover weaving and spinning (described in detail), transportation, housing, hunting and fishing, social customs, flower gardens, and much more.
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