Category: Culture

Culture in New Virgina

Virginia’s society represented the full class spectrum–Native Americans, wealthy landowners, day laborers, and slaves. This diversity provided a backdrop of cultures to make up one new Virginia culture. Here is a painting of slaves dancing in new Virginia. Music The…

New Hampshire Culture

Culture in New Hampshire             The culture of New Hampshire was comprised of farmers and working class people that worked in cities near the ocean. Many people lived in log cabins and had fireplaces to keep warm during the winters.…

Culture in South Carolina

Culture may be most aptly defined by the use of one’s free time. In South Carolina during the late eighteenth century, the state’s culture, therefore, can be classified in terms of rural and urban life. The urbanites of the time…

North Carolina Culture

As a whole, North Carolina was not a bastion of arts and culture during this time, while there were certain things that arose to culturally distinguish North Carolina at this time, it produced very little art or writings that defined…

Rhode Island Culture

During the Revolution few battles had taken place within Rhode Island leaving the state relatively intact in the years following the war.  Rhode Island had always been looked down upon by its neighbors, however it had always been different.  Rhode Island’s colonial…

Culture in Maryland

Colleges Adopted in the 1780’s         Washington College was founded by William Smith in 1782. When Smith founded it, George Washington gave the college 3 gifts. He gave them 50 guineas, the permission to use his name for the name…

Pennsylvanian Culture

Children In the 1780’s, while some popular religious groups treated their children according to their beliefs, for the most part all children were universally the same. The most important thing to keep in mind was that no matter the difference…

Connecticut’s Culture

Connecticut’s Culture   Defining culture for pre-industrial societies is always a difficult animal because leisure was a luxury only enjoyed by a select few.  Connecticut in the 1780s was no different. During this period, Connecticut’s population primarily comprised itself of…

Delaware Culture

There are many things that define a culture, including art, music and other crafts. But one in particular that added to the culture of Delaware was newspapers. In 1761, James Adams traveled to Wilmington, Delaware after leaving Philadelphia. Adams set…