Life in Colonial America Author:Louis B. Wright "Life in Colonial America" is a captivating and perceptive portrait of the beginnings of American society. The author brilliantly depicts life in American colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries, contrasting conditions in the North and South, concering all aspects of community life. Included are sections on farm life, religion, sports, profe... more »ssions, and the military adventure that preceded westward expansion. A lively and dramatic presentation of the origins of American society.
Louis B. Wright was director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. for 20 years. He is the author of scores of magazine articles, monographs, and books dealing with early times in America.
"The author writes with verve and authority. Revealing, often humorous incidents and quotations brighten his narrative, and the numerous well-chosen illustrations are an added bonus." -- The New York Times« less