The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details about Life in Colonial America

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From moldy food and dirt covered clothes to poisonous pests and extreme weather, American colonists had a dreadful time in the New World. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in the 13 American Colonies.

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Overview

From moldy food and dirt covered clothes to poisonous pests and extreme weather, American colonists had a dreadful time in the New World. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in the 13 American Colonies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429663519
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Disgusting History Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 169,253
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. She also has written picture books and adult nonfiction titles. She has a degrees in English literature and library science. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. She loves to read and enjoys helping other readers discover great books. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. She has also written picture books and books for adults. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, "Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure" (2011) and "Can You Survive Storm Chasing?" (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard. Over the years she has lived in Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and North Dakota. She has two grown sons and two granddaughters, who like reading her books. Elizabeth enjoys biking, hiking, reading, and—of course—writing!

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Table of Contents

The 13 American Colonies 4

New Land, New Home 7

Hardtack, Anyone? 10

No Privacy in the Privy 12

Dirty Jobs 15

Hard Labor 16

Rough Roads 18

Witch Trials 21

Bad Medicine 22

What's that Smell? 25

Difficult Times 26

Times Change, Smell Remains 28

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Ugh!

    What a dirty, disgusting time period. Amazing how utterly horrid the hygiene of these people. Again, Uuuuugghhhh!!!

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