Colonial period ca. 1600-1775 (U.S.)

Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf

By Virginia C. Johnson and Barbara Crookshanks

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"Virginia, mother of presidents, is also the mother of American horse racing. From the very beginning, Virginians have risked it all on the track as eagerly as on the battlefield. Follow the bloodlines of three foundation sires of the American Thoroughbred through generations of rollicking races and largerthan- life grandees wagering kingly stakes, sometimes on horses not yet born. How did the horse nicknamed Damn His Eyes get protection money from other horse owners? What did it mean to tap the claret to break a neck-and-neck tie? Why was Confederate cavalry so much better than the Union--was it the riders, or was it the mounts? All these and many more stories of horsemanship on and off the track fill the pages of Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf."

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Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American Industry

By Edwin Tunis

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An excellent source for learning a lot about hard-working craftsmen of early America.

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Colonial Living

By Edwin Tunis

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Describes the industries, schools, society, culture, and growth of the coastal settlements during the colonial period. Many illustrations.
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Colonial Life

By Bobbie Kalman

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In Colonial Life, young readers will meet the hardworking people of a colonial community, learn about the importance of family members, and discover the roles that religion and education played in people's lives more than two hundred years ago.

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Colonial Crafts

By Bobbie Kalman

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Readers will find out how the artisans learned their trades through many years of apprenticeship, as their masters did before them.

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18th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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The clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton.

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Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War

By George Erdosh

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Describes the kinds of foods commonly consumed by colonists, including soldiers, during the time of the American Revolutionary War. The recipes have been adapted for families to try together.
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The Revolutionary War: A Sourcebook on Colonial America

By edited by Carter Smith

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Describes and illustrates the historical, political, military, social, and cultural aspects of the Revolutionary War through a variety of images created during that period.
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The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

By Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond

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Chapters discuss different time periods in American history, focusing on typical foods and cooking styles. Includes recipes for such dishes as pumpkin bread, Virginia ham with cherry sauce, and buckwheat griddle cakes.

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Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land: Women's Lives in Colonial America

By Brandon Marie Miller

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A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

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