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By David C. King

Find out what lifestyles was once like in colonial the US from the folks who lived it!

This first ebook within the American background American Voices sequence provides you with a unprecedented glimpse into the daily reviews of early american citizens. you are going to examine from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his principles of Civility and first rate Behaviour (such as "Do now not snicker 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 may pay attention in regards to the poor stipulations African slaves suffered once they have been dropped at the United States, from one of many slaves who survived. you will additionally know about what led as much as the Boston Tea get together, what occurred to the signers of the announcement of Independence, and the bold challenge of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).

From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the United States to the structure of the USA, Colonies and Revolution provides a wealth of interval files, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either well-known figures and usual electorate. learn how all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this state what it truly is this day.

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Jean de Crevecoeur (see page 43) visited South Carolina sometime in the 1760s. He stayed at the homes of wealthy planters in Charleston and also visited plantations, including one managed by Eliza Lucas Pinckney (see page 34). The journey gave him another view of America. 666666666666666 FROM J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer COURTESY AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY c. 1782 Broadside advertising a slave auction, 1769. While all is joy, festivity, & happiness in Charleston, would you imagine that scenes of misery overspread in the country?

There are ten or twelve gentlemen’s families constantly living in it, besides merchants and tradesmen. At the time of the assemblies and general courts, it is crowded with the upper class spark’d: sparked, or courted. swinging visit: a brief, informal visit. jade: a horse. qxd 11/5/02 24 10:15 AM Page 24 COLONIES AND REVOLUTION of the country, the planters. On those occasions there are balls and other amusements. But as soon as the business of the court and assembly is finished, the people return to their plantations and the town is nearly deserted.

N othing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free, nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.

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