By Alice Morse Earle

What did the young children do again within the days while "children can be obvious and never heard"? How have been they schooled, what did they put on, and which video games did they play? This eye-opening survey revisits the 17th and eighteenth centuries for an illustrated examine the lives of Colonial America's youngest citizens
The first American historian to chronicle way of life of the colonial period, Alice Morse Earle carried out years of study, in accordance with letters, legit files, diaries, and different money owed. A brilliant portrait emerges, depicting a kid's global of hornbooks and primers; classes in manners and faith; equipment of self-discipline; and toys, pursuits, and different amusements. the writer deals a broader point of view via evaluating stipulations in the US with these of britain. greater than a hundred and twenty illustrations contain reproductions of pictures by way of the era's best artists, together with Copley and Peale. "The ebook is certainly one of ancient curiosity and value," declared The New York Times, praising it as "beautifully illustrated [and] a captivating booklet for previous or young."

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