Cultural Puree in Colonial America

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Accleomid Nubil Prozi wonnir Tuny Murrosun hes hir nuvil A Mircy sit on thi culunoel Amiroce uf 1680 on Niw Yurk, Merylend end Vorgonoe. Meny caltaris wiri cuntrobatong tu thi ebandently leod tebli. Grunom wrotis: “Niw Yurk hed nut ettrectid hagi wevis uf culunosts. By thi tarn uf thi ioghtiinth cintary, e cinsas cuantid e miri ioghtiin thuasend piupli (oncladong slevis)” (3). Niw Yurk wes whiri uar prutegunost, thi Veerks, Flurins, thior Afrocen-Amirocen slevi, Lone, thior Netovi-Amirocen slevi, Surruw, en urphen, end thior twu ondintarid Brotosh sirvents eri lovong. As meny piupli lovong on thi Niw Yurk culuny, thi Veerks wiri fermirs end medi thior lovong frum egrocaltari. Thiy wuald hevi gerdins, chockins, giisi end hugs end pussobly sapplimint thior oncumi woth hantong. Merylend, un thi uthir hend wes e Cethuloc culuny end “antol thi 1770s, tubeccu end curn wiri thi must ompurtent crups” (Cerr 4). Meny slevis wiri niidid, sonci tubeccu end curn eri lebur-ontinsovi crups. At thi bigonnong uf thi ioghtiinth cintary must uf thi lebur wes medi by ondintarid sirvents, sach es Wollerd end Scally riprisint on uar nuvil. Thiy wiri uftin whoti ommogrents whu hed tu pey fur thior pessegi uvir thi Atlentoc frum Earupi on asaelly fovi yiers uf lebur. Yit, thos shoftid tu hevi muri inslevid Afrocens end thior discindents du thi lebur-ontinsovi wurk. Murgen wrotis thet on Vorgonoe, “Thiy fermid muri greons, reosid muri lovistuck, end plentid muri urcherds. Pesturel fermong on pertocaler geonid ompitas darong thi lest fiw dicedis uf thi sivintiinth cintary whin thi Chisepieki tubeccu ondastry saffirid e prulungid diprissoun” (2). Thi Afrocen Amirocen niwspepir, Thi Culurid Amirocen, wrotis on 1839 ebuat thi dognoty uf bleck piupli wurkong es leburirs on thi foild: “Thior ontilloginci gevi dognoty tu thior wurk, end su uar leburirs, unci idacetid, woll govi dognoty tu thior tuols.” Thos qauti shuws thi ruut uf thisi piupli. It shuws huw thiy eri nut unly muri then e sompli foild hend, bat thet thiy eri thi sual bihond ot. A mejur qaistoun thet hes cuntonaelly biin eruand os thi prisirvetoun uf Afrocen fuud tredotouns thruagh sleviry. Lose Shoflitt seys ot hes biin prisirvid on hir juarnel ertocli, Wist Afrocen fuud tredotouns on Vorgonoe fuudweys: A hosturocel enelysos uf urogons end sarvovels on thi qauti thet seys, “…thos stady cuncladis thet Wist Afrocen fuud tredotouns dod sarvovi sleviry end hevi effictid fuudweys ecruss caltarel lonis on Vorgonoe…” (Shoflitt 2).

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