Hector St. John de Cr vecoeur was a farmer and diplomat in New England during the American Revolutionary War. These are his valuable observations of rural life and ordinary citizens of a nation soon to attain independence. While the military skirmishes and personalities of the era - such as the Founding Fathers - are well-recorded, everyday living in America at the time the United States burst into existence is not nearly as known by historians. These eloquent accounts of how average Americans lived amid the upheaval of Revolution are unique, memorable and authentic. The New England of the 18th century was a rural society; industry was scarce and undeveloped, and the peoples worked with their hands rather than with machines. Many labored hard for years to buy their own parcel of land; the author's depictions of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are vivid - the behaviors, manners and trading are detailed in a plain yet enjoyable style.
Author: Hector St John de Crèvecoeur, Warren Barton Blake Publisher: Lulu.com Published: 08/17/2018 Pages: 126 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.79lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.44d ISBN: 9780359030675