How did New Englanders earn their living in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries?
Asked By: jf8bnns4 - 10/3/2008
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The smallest region, New England has not been blessed with large expanses of rich farmland or a mild climate. Yet it played a dominant role in American development. From the 17th century until well into the 19th, New England was the country's cultural and economic center... More
Answered By: Cister - 10/3/2008
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Prior to the industrial revolution, most of them would have been farmers, and therefore partly self-sufficient, they would grow their own food and sell the surplus, women would make much of the foodstuffs, clothing and other household items that were required. In towns, there would be specialist tradesmen, craftsmen... More
Answered By: Louise C - 10/3/2008
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