1754-1783: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion
1754-1783: Chapter Eight: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion
by PAUL FOOS
TOPICS IN THE NEWS
Atlantic Migrations 234
Immigration to the Thirteen Colonies 235
Eighteenth-Century Style and Culture 236
Earning and Spending in 1774 237
Expansion and War on the Frontier 238
Food and Social Diversity 239
Dining-Hall Delights 239
Short Rations 240
The Free Black Community 241
The Freedom to Imbibe 242
Frontier Life: Blending Cultures 243
Indentured Servitude 244
An Immigrants Tah 246
The Movement for Emancipation 246
The Paxton Boys’s Massacre 248
Benjamin Franklin Speaks out Against the Paxton Boys 248
Poor Relief in Revolutionary Boston 249
Poverty and Social Reform: New York and Philadelphia 250
The Revolution Brings Cultural Change 251
A British Subject’s Views on the Revolution 251
The Revolution on the Frontier 252
Slavery in the Northern Colonies 253
Slave and Free African Americans 253
Southern Slavery 254
Women in the Revolutionary Era: Domesticity and Public Protest 256
“A Lady’s Adieu to her Teatable” 256
The Patriotism of American Women 257
Mary (Molly) Brant 258
Deborah Sampson Gannett 259
George Robert Twelves Hewes 260
John Woolman 261
Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.
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