Kupperman, Chapter 14, Documents 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The documents in Chapter 14 provide a close look at several colonial regions during the mid- to late-
eighteenth century. The second half of our course will examine the processes which created this
diversity in British mainland America.
Hamilton writes that he found “but little difference in the manners and character of the people
in the different provinces.”
(445) Based on the readings in this chapter, do you agree or
ind examples of the colonists’ emphasis on status
Dr. Alexander Hamilton’
s surveys from
1744, in Janet Schaw’s visit to North Carolina in 1774, and in William Eddis’s writings from 1771.
Why does Benjamin F
ranklin have to keep “out of sight?”
when he solicits subscriptions?(438)
What does Hamilton mean when he calls Thomas Quiet a
New Light biggot?
(439) Who are the
brained fanaticks” who sing in the woods?
What do we learn about Charleston, South Carolina, in 1765 from Pelatiah Webster? Its terrain?
Black and white population? Staple crops? Religion? Education? Natives?
According to Janet Schaw, what is the “crime” of the men in South Carolina? (450)?
Why do they
commit this crime?
What has happened to South Carolina from the time of its
How has the culture
changed and how does Schaw regard this change? (450-51)
Describe the May 1
ceremony in memory of Saint Taminia (452) What does it mean?
How does Eddis explain the past and future of Native Americans?
Key Terms from Readings
Cultivating appearance of industriousness and frugality (Franklin, 1793, p. 436)
Little difference in manners of wealthy colonist and wealthy Briton (Eddis, 1771, p. 452)
Embroidered shoes by the light of a lanthorn carried by a black wench half naked (Schaw, 1774, p.450)
Thomas Quiet as New Light biggot in Pennsylvania (Hamilton, 1744, p. 439)
May 1 ceremony of Saint Tamina in Maryland (Eddis, 1771, p.452)