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Home Life in Colonial Days

Alice Morse Earle

CHAPTER IHOMES OF THE COLONISTSWhen the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. The colonists found a land magnificent with forest trees of every size and variety, but they had no sawmills, and few saws to cut boards; there was plenty of clay and ample limestone on every side, yet they could have no brick and no mortar; grand boulders of granite and rock were everywhere, yet there was not a single facility for cutting, drawing, or using stone. These homeless men, so sorely in need of immediate shelter, were baffled by pioneer conditions, and had to turn to many poor expedients, and be satisfied with rude covering. In Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and, possibly, other states, some reverted to an ancient form of shelter: they became cave-dwellers; caves were dug ... (taken from first chapter of the book). Talk about starting from scratch!! Susan Morin

CHAPTER IHOMES OF THE COLONISTSWhen the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. The colonists found a land magnificent with forest trees of every size and variety, but they had no sawmills, and few saws to cut boards; there was plenty of clay and ample limestone on every side, yet they could have no brick and no mortar; grand boulders of granite and rock were everywhere, yet there was not a single facility for cutting, drawing, or using stone. These homeless men, so sorely in need of immediate shelter, were baffled by pioneer conditions, and had to turn to many poor expedients, and be satisfied with rude covering. In Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and, possibly, other states, some reverted to an ancient form of shelter: they became cave-dwellers; caves were dug ... (taken from first chapter of the book). Talk about starting from scratch!! Susan Morin
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CHAPTER IHOMES OF THE COLONISTSWhen the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable. The colonists found a land magnificent with forest trees of every size and variety, but they had no sawmills, and few saws to cut boards; there was plenty of clay and ample limestone on every side, yet they could have no brick and no mortar; grand boulders of granite and rock were everywhere, yet there was not a single facility for cutting, drawing, or using stone. These homeless men, so sorely in need of immediate shelter, were baffled by pioneer conditions, and had to turn to many poor expedients, and be satisfied with rude covering. In Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and, possibly, other states, some reverted to an ancient form of shelter: they became cave-dwellers; caves were dug ... (taken from first chapter of the book). Talk about starting from scratch!! Susan Morin

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:05:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:03:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

53:15