Colonial Americans at Work (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 332 pages
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Colonial Americans at Work is a study of the work and occupations of the inhabitants of British North America from the time of the founding of the colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts up to the Revolutionary War. The book examines the work ethics of various groups, classes, and genders, as well as the social and economic environments in which they carried on their work. The book is broad in scope, dealing with farmers, artisans, laborers, wage-workers, women, Indians, indentured servants, seamen, merchants, professionals and traders.
  

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Contents

Seventeenth Century Overview
3
The Land and Its Products
21
New England and Its Way of Work
35
The Chesapeake
53
Trades and Crafts Seventeenth Century
73
Indentured Servants
87
Black Slavery Seventeenth Century
105
American Indians Seventeenth Century
119
Farming Work Eighteenth Century
171
Artisans and Craftsmen Eighteenth Century
189
Wage Workers Eighteenth Century
205
Blacks and Indians Eighteenth Century
223
Womens Work Eighteenth Century
247
The American Revolution and the Work Ethic
263
Conclusion
279
Bibliography
297

Womens Work Seventeenth Century
133
Eighteenth Century Work Ethic
157

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About the author (1996)

Herbert Applebaum is Director of Construction at Hartz Mountain Industries in New Jersey.

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