Voices of Revoluntionary America

Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

By Humphrey, Carol Sue

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ISBN
978-0-31337-732-7
Publisher
Greenwood


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Library Journal

Reviewed on September 15, 2011

In her introduction, Humphrey (history, Oklahoma Baptist Univ.; The Revolutionary Era) discusses the value of primary-source materials before presenting original documents of daily life (newspapers, diaries, letters) published in revolutionary America from 1760–83. The pieces are arranged by subject: disruption and continuation of daily life, economics and employment, religion, war and local conflict, for example. Each document is accompanied by brief but useful background information on the aspe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

Gr 8 Up—Humphrey uses 46 primary sources to illumine nuances of private and public everyday life in America from 1768 to 1783. These newspaper articles, ads, obituaries, and excerpts from diaries and letters are divided into chapters covering "Disruption and Continuation of Daily Life"; "Economics and Employment"; "Fun and Games"; "Health and Medicine"; "Love, Marriage, and Family"; "Religion"; "Slavery"; and "War and Local Conflict." Each chapter has an introduction and conclusion that p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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