What was it like to live in America during the colonial period

If you're doing a report on Colonial American bakers, you have quite a challanging assignment!

Jamestown: First English Colony in America

33-35)About commercial baking in the American colonies"Baking was a part of the European heritage brought by the colonists to North America.

Jamestown: First English Colony in America - SS for Kids

If you want to servesomething similar, City Tavern's cookbooks are perfect: , Walter StaibColonial & early American tavern foodRecommended reading:

Like most of the other cookbooks used in colonial America it was areprint of a European cooking texts.

Historians observe:

"The..characteristics of colonial baking--public and private production, low socioeconomic status and product value, and an immigrant industry---make the profession a difficult topic for historians to study in a systematic and comparative way."
---, Thomas W.

America began as colonies of England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands


Differences Among Colonial Regions

New England’s economy at first specialized in nautical or boating equipment, while later the region developed mills and factories. The environment is ideal for water-powered machinery (mills), which allowed for finished products to be crafted, such as woven cloth and metal tools. The middles colonies had rich farmland and a moderate climate. This made it a more suitable place to grow grain and livestock than New England. Their environment was ideal for small to large farms. The coastal lowland and bays provided harbors, thus the middle colonies were able to provide trading opportunities where the three regions meet in market towns and cities. The Southern colonies had fertile farmlands which contributed to the rise of cash crops such as rice, tobacco, and indigo. Plantations developed as nearly subsistent communities. Slavery allowed wealthy aristocrats and large landowners to cultivate huge tracts of land. When strictly examining the geography of New England compared to the South, it is plausible that the vast space of the Southern region influenced the way it remained rural and still today holds that as a sense of pride or shared experience/identity.

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Colonial America also had regional differences among culture or historical reason for establishment as a colony. The Southern Colonies were established as economic ventures and were seeking natural resources to provide material wealth to the mother country and themselves. In contrast, the early New England colonists were primarily religious reformers and separatists. They were seeking a new way of life to glorify God and for the greater good of their spiritual life. The Middle colonies welcomed people from various and diverse lifestyles. The social-political structure included all three varieties: villages, cities, and small farms.

Just like today, it depended where you were

Students will demonstrate knowledge of their assigned region by creating a rough draft of a poster or brochure that will describe life in the colonial age. Students will select a region or colony to feature in a letter to a family member urging them to join the student in the new land OR create a poster/brochure that advertises the features of the region. Students will provide details on how people interacted with their environment to produce goods and services. In order to exceed the Standard, student will need to include an example of interdependence among the regional economies. The student creation will be graded on a four-point formative rubric scale.

Colonial history of the United States - Wikipedia

Colonial America depended on the natural environment to meet basic needs of the people and the colony. The available natural resources provided (or in essence dictated) what each region’s unique specialty would be or become. Specialized economies quickly emerged as a result of human and environmental interaction.