Unformatted text preview: 13 Colonies Rapid population growth in colonies, but 1750's population is at approximately 2 million. ■ One of few places in the world where there is enough food ■ Increased likely hood of reproduction and survival ■ Steady stream of immigration (half is African, forced immigration; half is European) European immigration tends to be heavily non-English German, Scotch-Irish, etc Farmers, poor—go inland. Coastal regions predominantly English, inlands mixed ■ Only four “cities” Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston ■ A lot of newspapers circulating, Society is only three months behind London in fashion, etc. Colonial Society extremely hierarchical ■ Status in society judged not just by money, but by manners and etiquette Ladies and Gentlemen only at top of society Deference given to people above you ■ Gentlemen are the ruling class ■ Patriarchal society, legally and socially...
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- Spring '08
- History, Thirteen Colonies, Massachusetts, Colonies Rapid population