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1754-1783: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion

1754-1783: Chapter Eight: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion

by PAUL FOOS

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 228

OVERVIEW 233

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 Boyss 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 Subjects 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 Ladys Adieu to her Teatable 256

The Patriotism of American Women 257

HEADLINE MAKERS

Mary (Molly) Brant 258

Deborah Sampson Gannett 259

George Robert Twelves Hewes 260

John Woolman 261

PUBLICATIONS 262

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