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Features essays, statistical data, period photographs, maps, and documents *Author: Purvis, Thomas L./ Balkin, Richard *Series Title: Almanacs of American Life *Publication Date: 1999/06/01 *Number of Pages: 381 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 11.50
From the first European explorations of the Americas to the coming of age of American cities in the eighteenth century, this volume vividly portrays the realities of daily life for those who came to the New World in search of a better life and settled a vast continent. The book provides unparalleled coverage of the economy, politics, culture, society, art, and other elements that defined colonial life. Brief sketches and extended essays on a range of topics are used as appropriate to place quantitative data into perspective.