Topic: Daily Life

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The Old Plantation

This painting shows slaves dancing on a southern plantation. African music and dance traditions survived in America, where they also influenced the culture of southern whites. In real...
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The Virginia Gazette

The Virginia Gazette was published in Williamsburg from 1736 to 1780. The newspaper contained information from other colonies, England, other nations, and local merchants who advertised their goods...
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Waistcoat

This elegant gentleman’s silk brocade waistcoat was handmade in England in the 1740s. By then, most colonial families spent about one-third of their income on imported goods. American...