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Life in Colonial Boston
     

Life in Colonial Boston

by Jennifer Blizin Gillis, Jennifer Blizin Gillis
 

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This book tells about life in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1760 to 1773. Boston was one of the largest cities in the thirteen colonies of Great Britain. At first, the people who live in Boston copied the way things were done in Britain. But as time passed, they grew unhappy with the fact that they did not make their own laws. By the 1760s, Bostonians felt they were

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This book tells about life in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1760 to 1773. Boston was one of the largest cities in the thirteen colonies of Great Britain. At first, the people who live in Boston copied the way things were done in Britain. But as time passed, they grew unhappy with the fact that they did not make their own laws. By the 1760s, Bostonians felt they were paying too many taxes to Britain. They felt they had no say in how their colony was being run. People began to hold meetings to complain about the taxes and to talk about independence. The Bostonians wanted to be free from Great Britain. We have illustrated the book with paintings and drawings from colonial times and with artists' ideas of how things looked then.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Straightforward and easy to read, these books describe various aspects of Colonial life, including work, home, and school, and offer brief, simplified discussions of the political climate of the time. While some historical detail may be glossed over for readability, general outlines are accurate. Amsterdam covers the period 1624-1664 and Boston, 1760-1773. France covers the period 1639-1760 in Canada, Acadia, and Louisiana and deals largely with life in the first of these colonies, the land around the St. Lawrence River Valley. Full spreads focus on particular topics and include sidebars as well as captioned, color and black-and-white illustrations. Helpful maps and time lines at the beginning of the books give context and background to the material that follows. A picture and brief description of the area as it is today offer readers a way to connect the past and present. The writing and content are geared toward the younger end of the spectrum, but some reluctant readers will find these titles helpful and relevant. Similar information is covered in "The Library of the Thirteen Colonies" (PowerKids).-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403442840
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Picture the Past Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.

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