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READING QUESTIONS for Steven Mintz, Huck’s Raft Chapter 1 1. What explains the intensity of the Puritans’ dispositions? The puritans’ controlled their children the way they did in order to maintain their values. They had a very small society and bread their children to make sure that the Puritan culture would (hopefully) not die off. From an early age children were taught the values and puritans made sure they were educated and raised in the Puritan ways. 2. What forms of learning outside the school educated Puritan youth? Puritan children learned a lot about the Puritan lifestyle and values outside of school. This started from a birth so that way their parents could really implement these ideals into them. They also learned a lot about religion and spent large amounts of time in church. Prayer, psalm singing, and twice daily bible readings (p. 18). Children were taught to read so that they would be able to read the bible. Also taught to prepare for death (p.20) Chapter 2 1. Major differences in the youth of Native Americans and African Americans? Native Americans: Newborns underwent initiation rituals (included mockery, piercing of a babies ear or nose) Boys were trained to hunt and spearfish; Girls were trained in cooking, bread making, planting, carrying girdles and bags (p. 34) Boys were not obligated to perform chores (as children); girls not expected to sew spin or knit African Americans: They were sold in slavery from a young age Girls would be house workers and would hopefully learn to knit, sew, and be a housewife Some boys would get an education while working out in field and doing other tasks 2. Regional differences: compare the Chesapeake and the “middle colonies.” Chesapeake: Male immigrants outnumbered the females High infant mortality rates find more resources at oneclass.com find more resources at oneclass.com
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