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Colonial Living - Edwin Tunis

Paperback Published: 20th July 1999
ISBN: 9780801862274
Number Of Pages: 152
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Colonial Living is EdwinTunis's a vigorous re-creation of 17th- and 18th-century America -- of the everyday living of those sturdy men and women who carved a way of life out of the wilderness. In lively text and accurate drawings we see the dugouts and wigwams of New England's first settlers and the houses they learned to build against the cruel winters; the snug Dutch and Flemish farmhouses of Nieuw Amsterdam; the homes of the early planters in the South which would one day be kitchens for the houses they dreamed of building when tobacco had made them rich.

Long research and love for his subject gave Tunis an intimate knowledge of the details of daily living in colonial times, from the period of tiny coastal settlements to the flourishing, interdependent colonies which fought a major war for independence. He shares all with his reader -- the building of houses, with their trunnels, girts, and hand-hewn beams, the spinning of yarn and its weaving and dyeing, the making of candles and soap, and the intricate business of cooking on the open hearth with lug poles, cranes, bake kettles, and spits. He describes the early crops, and pictures the implements and animals used to produce them; in detailed pictures we see again the tools and products of the craftsmen -- the blacksmith, the cooper, the miller, the joiner, and the silversmith.

Edwin Tunis has brought the significant past to life with consummate skill. Rich in enjoyment, rich in information, with more than 200 drawings, his book is a warm, lively, and authentic panorama of a lost way of life.

"A book that anyone would pick up and pursue for enjoyment, this is also a volume that no American school should be without." -- Wisconsin Library Journal

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A book that anyone would pick up and pursue for enjoyment, this is also a volume that no American school should be without. * Wisconsin Library Journal *

Prefacep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Beachheadsp. 19
St. Augustinep. 20
Roanokep. 20
Jamestownp. 21
Plymouthp. 22
New Amsterdamp. 24
Massachusetts Bayp. 24
Marylandp. 25
New Swedenp. 25
The Seventeenth Century
New Englandp. 29
House Buildingp. 29
Wellsp. 33
Furniturep. 34
Foodp. 35
Cookingp. 37
Eating and Drinkingp. 38
Heat and Lightp. 41
Home Craftsp. 43
Clothp. 45
Wool Productionp. 46
Wool-Spinningp. 46
Flax Productionp. 48
Flax-Spinningp. 49
Weavingp. 50
Clothingp. 52
Towns and Disciplinep. 55
Trades and Craftsp. 57
Travel and Mailp. 61
Educationp. 63
New Netherlandp. 64
Hat-Makingp. 65
Housesp. 66
Inside the Housesp. 67
Cooking and Eatingp. 69
Grainp. 70
Millingp. 72
New Amsterdamp. 73
People and Clothesp. 75
The Southern Coloniesp. 76
Tobaccop. 76
Land and Bondagep. 79
Small Plantersp. 80
Cottagesp. 81
Ways and Meansp. 83
The Big Plantationsp. 83
The Manor Housesp. 84
Bricksp. 85
Furniturep. 87
Cookingp. 88
Foodp. 88
Lumber and Sawmillsp. 89
Plantation Peoplep. 91
Clothesp. 93
Learningp. 96
The Eighteenth Century
Pennsylvaniap. 99
Philadelphiap. 99
German Settlersp. 100
German Housesp. 100
The Scotch-Irishp. 101
Log Forts and Cabinsp. 101
Customs and Tradep. 102
Clothesp. 103
Peoplep. 103
"Shootin' Arns" and Gamep. 104
The Coastal Coloniesp. 104
Agriculturep. 104
Wood and Wooden Implementsp. 105
Farm Animalsp. 106
Porkp. 108
Barns and Housesp. 109
Interiorsp. 110
Plantationsp. 111
Industriesp. 112
Ironp. 112
Charcoalp. 113
Tanbark and Leatherp. 114
Glassp. 115
Paperp. 116
Clocksp. 119
Vehicles and Roadsp. 119
Bridges and Ferriesp. 121
The Post and the Newsp. 122
Innsp. 122
River Boatsp. 123
Shipsp. 124
Ropep. 124
Trade and Moneyp. 125
Silverwarep. 126
Townsp. 126
Buildingsp. 127
Roomsp. 128
Furniturep. 130
Toolsp. 132
Heat and Lightp. 133
Food, Eating, and Cookeryp. 135
Men's Clothesp. 140
Women's Clothesp. 144
Youthp. 148
Diversionsp. 149
Innsp. 151
Churchesp. 153
Prisonp. 154
Sickness and Medicinep. 155
Learningp. 155
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ISBN: 9780801862274
ISBN-10: 0801862272
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 20th July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48