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Seven Games in Colonial New England

games in colonial new england

The Puritans were never known for their lighthearted play, but there were games in colonial New England - often to the disgust of its puritan leadership. In the early 1600s in New England, games that developed skills, such as shooting ...

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Six Ways the Little Ice Age Made History


The Little Ice Age changed New England history in ways that historians are only beginning to understand. Though scientists don’t agree on what caused the Little Ice Age, most agree the climate cooled from the 15th century to the middle ...

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A Poorhouse in Each New England State

The poorhouse was once a very real and often feared part of life in New England. Poorhouses evolved from the English poor laws of the 16th and 17th centuries. They required the community, most often the town, to take responsibility ...

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