COLONIAL LIVING

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Colonial Living

Author : Edwin Tunis
ISBN : 0801862272
Genre : History
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Line drawings and text recreate everyday life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in small coastal settlements and the most affluent colonies
Category: History

Colonial Living

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ISBN : OCLC:642065825
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Living In The Stone Age

Author : Danilyn Rutherford
ISBN : 9780226570389
Genre : Social Science
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In 1961, John F. Kennedy referred to the Papuans as “living, as it were, in the Stone Age.” For the most part, politicians and scholars have since learned not to call people “primitive,” but when it comes to the Papuans, the Stone-Age stain persists and for decades has been used to justify denying their basic rights. Why has this fantasy held such a tight grip on the imagination of journalists, policy-makers, and the public at large? Living in the Stone Age answers this question by following the adventures of officials sent to the New Guinea highlands in the 1930s to establish a foothold for Dutch colonialism. These officials became deeply dependent on the good graces of their would-be Papuan subjects, who were their hosts, guides, and, in some cases, friends. Danilyn Rutherford shows how, to preserve their sense of racial superiority, these officials imagined that they were traveling in the Stone Age—a parallel reality where their own impotence was a reasonable response to otherworldly conditions rather than a sign of ignorance or weakness. Thus, Rutherford shows, was born a colonialist ideology. Living in the Stone Age is a call to write the history of colonialism differently, as a tale of weakness not strength. It will change the way readers think about cultural contact, colonial fantasies of domination, and the role of anthropology in the postcolonial world.
Category: Social Science

Living With Epidemic In Colonial Bengal

Author : Arabinda Samanta
ISBN : 1138095354
Genre : Epidemics
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Malaria -- 2. Cholera -- 3. Smallpox -- 4. Plague -- 5. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Category: Epidemics

Colonial Craftsmen

Author : Edwin Tunis
ISBN : 0801862280
Genre : Business & Economics
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"A useful overview of tools and processes in the hand-craft era and the beginning of the industrial revolution... With their well-balanced blend of text and drawings they provide an interesting sampling of colonial craft practices, as well as a delightful 'flavor of the times.'" -- The Newsletter of the Blacksmiths' Guild of the Potomac
Category: Business & Economics

A Day In The Life Of A Colonial Doctor

Author : Laurie Krebs
ISBN : 0823962288
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes a day in the life of a doctor in colonial Philadelphia, where he was trained, common ailments and how he treated them, and ways in which he tried to improve conditions for women, slaves, and others.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Day In The Life Of A Colonial Schoolteacher

Author : Kathy Wilmore
ISBN : 0823954293
Genre : Education
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Describes a day in a colonial American dame school, including who attended, what they learned, and what chores they did.
Category: Education

A Day In The Life Of A Colonial Soldier

Author : J. L. Branse
ISBN : 0823958191
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The growing tensions between the colonies and England led To The formation of militias in which common farmers and laborers would eventually battle the professional soldiers of Great Britain. Following the days of these ordinary men, we can witness the extraordinary events in American history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Labour And Living Standards In Pre Colonial West Africa

Author : Klas Rönnbäck
ISBN : 9781317222163
Genre : History
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Sub-Saharan Africa is the poorest region in the world. But its current status has skewed our understanding of the economy before colonization. Rönnbäck reconstructs the living standards of the population at a time when the Atlantic slave trade brought money and men into the area, enriching our understanding of West African economic development.
Category: History

A Day In The Life Of A Colonial Wigmaker

Author : Kathy Wilmore
ISBN : 0823954269
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the fashion of wearing wigs in colonial America, how wigs were made, and a wigmaker's role in the colonies.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction