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Life in a Colonial Town

Life in a Colonial Town Author Sally Senzell Isaacs
ISBN-10 1588102971
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 32
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Reveals the lives of the people who set up the first colonies in the United States, discussing their homes and shelter, food, clothes, schools, communications, and everyday activities.



Colonial Life

Colonial Life Author Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN-10 0761412050
Release 2002-05
Pages 119
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Presents the history of the British colonies in North America, beginning with the Jamestown settlement, through excerpts from letters, pamphlets, journal entries, and other documents of the time.



The Colonial Spanish American City

The Colonial Spanish American City Author Jay Kinsbruner
ISBN-10 0292779860
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 198
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The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.



Focus on U S History

Focus on U S  History Author Kathy Sammis
ISBN-10 0825133351
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 120
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Early colonists -- Colonial conflicts and Native Americans -- Rise of individualism abd the seeds of democracy -- Religious diversity and freedom -- Social and cultural life -- Colonial economy -- Rise of slavery. :: Reproducible student activities cover colonial experiences, including interaction with Native Americans, family and social life, the beginnings of slavery, and the seeds democracy.



Colonial Towns

Colonial Towns Author Verna Fisher
ISBN-10 9781619303966
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 32
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Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and colonial life and inspire them to imagine what it would have been like to grow up in colonial America. The volumes in this series focus on the colonists but also include relevant information about Native Americans, offering a variety of perspectives on life in the colonies. Entertainment, transportation, and issues of urban living are all discussed in this book about living in a town during colonial times. Explaining how life in town varied from one area of the country to another, this book also compares colonial towns with villages of the Native Americans.



Cities and Towns

Cities and Towns Author Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN-10 9781317474593
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 96
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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.



The Colonial Spanish American City

The Colonial Spanish American City Author Jay Kinsbruner
ISBN-10 0292779860
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 198
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The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.



The Shoemaker

The Shoemaker Author Ann Heinrichs
ISBN-10 0761447989
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 48
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"Explore the life of a colonial shoemaker and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time"--Provided by publisher.



Cities in the Wilderness The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625 1742

Cities in the Wilderness   The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625 1742 Author Carl Bridenbaugh
ISBN-10 9781447485872
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 516
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Today more than half of all Americans make their homes in cities, and the ease of modern transportation causes the lives of many more to be affected by town conditions. Our national history has been that of transition from a predominantly rural and agricultural way of living to one in which the city plays a major role. Both materially and psychologically urban factors govern much of American life. Their origins are therefore of more than passing interest Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Daily Life in the Colonial City

Daily Life in the Colonial City Author Keith T. Krawczynski
ISBN-10 9780313047046
Release 2013-02-20
Pages 554
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An exploration of day-to-day urban life in colonial America.



Trade and Society in the Straits of Melaka

Trade and Society in the Straits of Melaka Author Nordin Hussin
ISBN-10 9788791114885
Release 2007
Pages 388
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This study compares Melaka and Penang in the context of overall trends - policy, geographical position, nature and direction of trade, and morphology and sociology - and how these factors were influenced by trade and policies. Conclusions are drawn concerning where and how Melaka and Penang fit in the urban traditions of Southeast Asia and the significance of the fact that the period under study coincided with the shift from the height of the "Age of Commerce" towards a period of heightened imperialist activities.



The African City

The African City Author Bill Freund
ISBN-10 0521527929
Release 2007
Pages 214
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This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. It views towns and cities as an inherent part of developing Africa and emphasizes the extent to which the future of African society and African culture will likely be played out mostly in cities.



Colonial Cities

Colonial Cities Author R.J. Ross
ISBN-10 9789400961197
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 250
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by ROBERT ROSS and GERARD J. TELKAMP I In a sense, cities were superfluous to the purposes of colonists. The Europeans who founded empires outside their own continent were primarily concerned with extracting those products which they could not acquire within Europe. These goods were largely agricultural, and grown most often in a climate not found within Europe. Even when, as in India before 1800, the major exports were manufactures, in general they were still made in the countryside rather than in the great cities. It was only on rare occasion when great mineral wealth was discovered that giant metropolises grew up around the site of extraction. Since their location was deter mined by geology, not economics, they might be in the most inaccessible and in convenient areas, but they too would draw labour off from the agricultural pursuits of the colony as a whole. From the point of view of the colonists, the cities were therefore in some respects necessary evils, as they were parasites on the rural producers, competing with the colonists in the process of surplus extraction. Nevertheless, the colonists could not do without cities. The requirements of colonisation demanded many unequivocally urban functions. Pre-eminent among these was of course the need for a port, to allow the export of colonial wares and the import of goods from Europe, or from other parts of the non-European world, in the country-trade as it was known around India.



The Shadow of a Dream Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country 1670 1920

The Shadow of a Dream   Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country  1670 1920 Author Chapel Hill Peter A. Coclanis Professor of History University of North Carolina
ISBN-10 9780195361018
Release 1989-02-23
Pages 384
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This important new book charts the economic and social rise and fall of a small, but intriguing part of the American South: Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina low country. Spanning 250 years, Coclanis's study analyzes the interaction of both external and internal forces on the city and countryside, examining the effects of various factors--the environment, the market, economic and political ideology, and social institutions--on the region's economy from its colonial beginnings to its collapse in the 19th and early 20th centuries.



Cities in the Wilderness The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625 1742

Cities in the Wilderness   The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625 1742 Author Carl Bridenbaugh
ISBN-10 9781447485872
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 516
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Today more than half of all Americans make their homes in cities, and the ease of modern transportation causes the lives of many more to be affected by town conditions. Our national history has been that of transition from a predominantly rural and agricultural way of living to one in which the city plays a major role. Both materially and psychologically urban factors govern much of American life. Their origins are therefore of more than passing interest Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



A Colony in a Nation

A Colony in a Nation Author Chris Hayes
ISBN-10 9780393254235
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 256
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New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis. Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. A Colony in a Nation explains how a country founded on justice now looks like something uncomfortably close to a police state. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential “broken windows” theory to the “squeegee men” of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists—in a place we least suspect. A Colony in a Nation is an essential book—searing and insightful—that will reframe our thinking about law and order in the years to come.



City Life

City Life Author Witold Rybczynski
ISBN-10 9780684825298
Release 1996-10-10
Pages 256
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Tracing the development of American cities and city life from early colonial settlements to the familiar downtowns of today, a sweeping cultural history reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the land and the American lifestyle. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.