Colonial New England on 5 Shillings a Day

Colonial New England on Shillings a Day It s and you ve just arrived in New England Once you ve had a chance to freshen up and powder your wig you ll want to know where to find a room for the night and how many other travelers might

  • Title: Colonial New England on 5 Shillings a Day
  • Author: William G. Scheller
  • ISBN: 9780500288931
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s 1765, and you ve just arrived in New England Once you ve had a chance to freshen up and powder your wig, you ll want to know where to find a room for the night and how many other travelers might be sharing your bed , which tavern serves a good rum flip, and what you might expect to pay silversmith Paul Revere for a teapot or a set of spoons.Colonial New England on 5It s 1765, and you ve just arrived in New England Once you ve had a chance to freshen up and powder your wig, you ll want to know where to find a room for the night and how many other travelers might be sharing your bed , which tavern serves a good rum flip, and what you might expect to pay silversmith Paul Revere for a teapot or a set of spoons.Colonial New England on 5 Shillings a Day answers these questions and many , as it takes you on a time traveler s tour of Yankeedom s cities and hamlets, highways and byways, customs and quirks in the decade before the American Revolution What time does the stagecoach leave Boston for Portsmouth, New Hampshire Should you travel from Providence to Newport by land or sea Who serves the best fried clams on the Connecticut coast When you settle into the chimney corner in a Hartford tavern, what newspaper will you likely read This lively, carefully researched guide will be an invaluable resource as you roam the post roads and village streets of a world nearly 250 years distant from our own, vastly different yet somehow as familiar as a sharp steepled meetinghouse on a village green, a hearty greeting at a country inn, or a bowl of clam chowder.So count your shillings take a few extra if you re stopping in at Mr Revere s , prepare to embark by ship or via the King s Highway, and set your course for the eighteenth century.

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    1. Eighteenth century New England life and culture is examined. Many reproductions and photographs of artwork and buildings is included. The work is presented in the form of a period travel guide and is educational in nature.


    2. Where was a book like this in my school days, when I was being bored to death studying American history, a subject I'd grow to love as an adult? It's written as an actual travel guide; the things you'd want and need to know if you were traveling in New England in the early to mid 1760's. It was a good time to be there--the Puritans had stopped burning witches (and "Should you happen to be a Quaker, you no longer need fear branding and banishment if your travels take you to New Haven.") but the R [...]


    3. This is a fun if somewhat dumb book. I enjoyed the author's approach to the idea of what a modern traveller might find odd about getting around and packing for travel in the 18th century. There is a lot to learn in this book as well, even if it is somewhat tongue in cheek.


    4. Not sure if you'd like it if you weren't familiar with the area. But I think this has been done in a series to highlight other regions.



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