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Child life in colonial times

Author: Alice Morse Earle
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A prolific historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, children's dress, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, pastimes, and much more.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Earle, Alice Morse, 1851-1911.
Child life in colonial times.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009
(OCoLC)768342587
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Morse Earle
ISBN: 9780486471914 0486471918
OCLC Number: 294885078
Notes: "Originally published as Child life in colonial days by the Macmillan Company, New York, in 1899"--T.p. verso.
Description: xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Babyhood --
Children's dress --
Schools and school life --
Women teachers and girl scholars --
Hornbook and primer --
School-books --
Penmanship and letters --
Diaries and commonplace books --
Childish precocity --
Oldtime discipline --
Manners and courtesy --
Religious thought and training --
Religious books --
Story and picture books - Children's diligence --
Needlecraft and decorative arts --
Games and pastimes --
Children's toys --
Flower lore of children.
Other Titles: Child life in colonial days
Responsibility: Alice Morse Earle.
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What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A prolific historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, children's dress, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, pastimes, and much more.

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