By Barbara Bigelow
Presents in-depth history and interpretation of the yankee Revolution, with brief biographies of individuals suitable to the subjects mentioned in each one bankruptcy.
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235. had an uncommon sense of drive and adventure—qualities lacking in many of their neighbors who stayed behind. Settlement patterns in the New World About 40 percent of the New World settlers from Germany established homes in Pennsylvania, while others scattered throughout the Middle and Southern colonies. The Germans were known as hardworking and thrifty farmers. The Scots and Scots-Irish (Scots who moved to Ireland in the 1600s) settled in the backcountry (away from cities) of North The People of the New World 5 and South Carolina and along the Hudson River Valley of New York.
Even though women were the undisputed backbone of the American family unit, for most of the colonial era they were afforded no legal status whatsoever. 20 American Revolution: Almanac The number of skills colonial women had to master to perform their various roles was astonishing. They made their family’s clothing from cloth they produced themselves. They also cooked, processed, and preserved food from crops they grew and tended; treated the sick with a variety of herbs; assisted in childbirth; took care of farm animals; educated young children; and assisted in the family business.
General Washington believed the book helped keep the Revolutionary cause alive during a particularly critical period in the war. Allen was famous before he wrote his book, but many ordinary people—women as well as men—also wrote about their Revolutionary War experiences. John Dickinson wrote the “Olive Branch Petition” as a request for legal justice for Americans in matters of taxation and representation. ) By the end of the war, American writers were firmly established as important contributors to a uniquely American national identity—an identity separate from the colonists’ European roots.