Culture & Cuisine

New England colonies

  • seafood, dairy, pies, beans, turkey, game, maple syrup, cranberries, potatoes, seasonal food

Pennsylvania Dutch

  • soups, egg noodles, broth, pot roast, sauerkraut, pork, sausage , ginger bread, apples

Southern colonies

  • sweet potatoes,grits, okra, bread pudding, fried green tomatoes, pit barbeque, fried chicken, stuffed ham, corn bread, cobbler
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Colonial exports to Britian

New England colonies

  • New Hampshire : cattle, fish, lumber, fur
  • Rhode Island: cattle, corn, lumber, ships
  • Massachusetts: whale,metals and metal products, raw wool, and ships
  • Connecticut: : flour, dried meat, rum, and iron bars

Middle colonies:

  • New York: horses, beer, fine flour, flax, and iron bars
  • New Jersey: Indian corn, wheat, and flour
  • Delaware: tobacco, meat, grain, flour, bread, barrel staves, cloth
  • Pennsylvania: apples, dairy cattle, glass, wine, rope,and bricks

Southern colonies:

  • Maryland: grams, tobacco, fruit, vegetables, clay, bricks, beaver, ships
  • Virginia: wheat, flax, tobacco, corn
  • North Carolina: tobacco, wheat, corn, tar, pitch, wine glass, exotic birds
  • South Carolina: rice, beef, silkworms, cotton, furniture, grapes, olives, raisins, capers, currents
  • Georgia: rice, clay, pottery, cotton, indigo, tobacco, fruit,and pork
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Dutch nobility titles

  1. Kiezer (Emperor)
  2. Koning (King)
  3. Aartshertog (Archduke)
  4. Hertog (Duke)
  5. Prins (Prince)
  6. Markies (Marquis)
  7. Graaf (Earl)
  8. Burgraaf (Viscount)
  9. Baron*
  10. Erfelijke Ridder (Hereditary knight)
  11. Ridder (Knight)
  12. Schildknapp (Esquire)
  13. Jonkeers (Gentleman)

Also going to use the suffixes De and Van for my original characters in my historical fiction… Orange-Nassau is probably not going to be used since’s it’s fiction although historical fiction. Or the titles Kiezer, Koning or Aartshertog or Prins…. as for the rest it’s plausible and full of potential…

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Not another Gone with the Wind

My main or central theme or historical fiction setting is the 13 first colonial states of America. Essential is therefore the European emigration, religion and the Mayflower… But still it’s not another North and South and certainly not another Gone with the Wind. Dare I say more…

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Family trees

For some reason I always tend to create the most intrinsic family trees for my fictional characters. And it isn’t just one version there’s several usually at least two or three. It’s a favorite past time of mine maybe that’s strange…

Do all fictional stories need family trees?

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Progress so far

Research is fun but what’s really time consuming and frustrating is how to create different family constalations that makes your main plots and side plots work together.

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Progress

Working on my manuscript, feeling really excited and inspired as well. Sort of dreeding what may come…

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Nobel laureates

  • Marie Curie, Physics 1903
  • Selma Lagerlöf, Literature 1909
  • Sigrid Undset, 1928
  • Gabriela Mistral, 1945
  • Nadine Gordimer,1991
  • Toni Morrison, 1993
  • Wisława Szymborska, 1996
  • Elfriede Jelinek, 2004
  • Doris Lessing, 2007
  • Herta Müller, 2009
  • Alice Munro, 2013
  • Svetlana Alexivich, 2015
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WW I

Was centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

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1783 or 1790

I’m pretty sure where to begin my fiction about setting and timeperiod. What I still don’t know for certain is where it should end-with the end of the American Revolution or in 1790.

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