By Alice Morse Earle
The first American historian to chronicle daily life of the colonial period, Alice Morse Earle carried out years of study, in accordance with letters, respectable documents, diaries, and different bills. A brilliant portrait emerges, depicting a kid's global of hornbooks and primers; classes in manners and faith; equipment of self-discipline; and toys, hobbies, and different amusements. the writer bargains a broader viewpoint through evaluating stipulations in the USA with these of britain. greater than a hundred and twenty illustrations comprise reproductions of pictures through the era's most interesting artists, together with Copley and Peale. "The ebook is one in every of historic curiosity and value," declared The New York Times, praising it as "beautifully illustrated [and] an enthralling ebook for previous or young."
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