When you get a chance, look at your old baby pictures. Or your kid’s baby pictures if you are a parent. Notice the faces of the past. They look so foreign sometimes. When looking at photos of my daughter Nora from several years back, I almost must do a double take to make sure I have the right baby. But as I look closer, I see her face in a forgotten face. Her eyes and chubby cheeks are there, just different. I can see where she is today, and what she was in the past, and I piece together all her subtle changes as she sadly matures into what will eventually be a surly teenager.
This is what this episode does for me as a historian. This is some of the first signs I see of America starting to move towards being America. Some good, some bad.
We keep this up and our country is going to be shaving soon.
1:49 The Mayflower
9:04 New Sweden
15:25 Indentured Servitude
22:45 House Wives in the New World
26:56 17th Century Literature
33:00 17th Century Philosophy
New SwedenIndentured servitude in British America
The Origins of Servitude and Slavery in Colonial America
History of women in the United States
The Role of Women in the Colonies
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Massachusetts Body of Liberties
Reformers – Roger Williams (1603 – 1683)