Planters Book Launch

The year 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Planters from New England and Northern Ireland.  A new book being launched on September 17th by local historians Carol Campbell and James F. Smith explores Planter society in the Londonderry, Onslow and Truro townships from 1761 to 1780.

Necessaries and Sufficiencies is a social, political, cultural and material microhistory of 18th-century daily life in the district of Cobequid, now part of Colchester County.  Eight vignettes from a cross-section of immigrants detail migration and settlement and the evolution of New England and Irish cultural mores in this wilderness setting. Occupations of both men and women, family and religious life, educational and social institutions, health care, commercial links and more.  A separate section chronicles Cobequid’s reaction to the American Revolutionary War.
Book launch
When: September 17th at 2pm
Where: Colchester Historical Museum, 29 Young Street, Truro
Features: special readings by authors Carol Campbell and James F. Smith, music and refreshments.
Necessaries and Sufficiencies is available for purchase online and at the Colchester Historical Society’s Book Mart.  Other publications by Campbell and Smith are also for sale, including the 2-volume Planters and Grantees.

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