Skip to product information
1 of 1

Summer Beam Books

Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Revised)

Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Revised)

Regular price $11.95 USD
Regular price $14.95 USD Sale price $11.95 USD
Sale Sold out

Author: George Francis Dow

Publisher: Dover, 1988

Drawing extensively on contemporary records, author and antiquarian George Dow provides graphically accurate descriptions of early shelters and dwellings, interior furnishings, colonial wardrobes, sports and games, shipping, trade, medicinal aids, medicinal practice, crimes, punishment, and much more. The text dispenses a wealth of intimate details on manners and customs -- including intriguing tidbits of information on peculiar mealtime apparel, eating habits, and personal cleanliness. Detailed appendixes contain shop inventories, records of the contents of private homes, copies of building agreements, and other matters.

Supplementing the text are more than 100 historically valuable photographs and illustrations, including rare pictures of early kitchens and parlors, furniture, clapboard houses, farmyard scenes, a variety of workers at their crafts, gravestones, and an execution by hanging.

Here is a book that will delight students and teachers of history, researchers, and anyone fascinated by the day-to-day activities of this country's earliest settlers.

ISBN: 9780486255651

View full details