The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record: 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery.This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.In this period a number of comprehensive cosmogonies were proposed.
As with Native traditions in America, celebrations - complete with merrymaking and feasting - in England and throughout Europe after a successful crop are as ancient as the harvest-time itself.Colonial meal structures/times were also different from what we know today. For most people in the 18th century it was considered the main (biggest) meal of the day. What did "average" New England colonists eat during a typical day?Breakfast was taken early if you were poor, later if you were rich. "Most New Englanders had a simple diet, their soil and climates allowing limited varieties of fruits and vegetables.Large-sized photos and captions demonstrate both the beauty and the drudgery of life on the Colony.And a map, hand drawn by one of the colonists, portrays the Colony through the eyes of those who lived there.