Civil War Underground Railroad Maps

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Civil War Underground Railroads

 

 

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Underground Railways

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Revolutionary War map

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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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