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I'm posting this as an answer because it has grown far too long to post in comments. In short, the appearance of rural housing in the mid-eighteenth century varied according to where you were in England, and the nature of the local building materials available. As with any other period, the appearance of houses and the living conditions in rural England ...


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England notably had a late age of first marriage due to socially enforced cultural rules around appropriate economic capacity to maintain a household. This “late age of first marriage” household reproduction strategy was common to north Europe and the petits bourgeois. England was in north Europe. England had a wealthier peasantry prior to 1750 than many ...


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This is a complex question. I will provide you with a very generalized macro answer of one aspect of how this phenomenon came to be, but realize there are many factors in play, and that this is not a unique situation to America. The United States has experienced several notable immigration waves, the bulk of each comprised of individuals from particular ...


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The first United States census began on August 2, 1790. Unlike modern census questions, the early versions usually were limited to 6 questions: name of the head of the family and the number of persons in each household of the following descriptions: Free White males of 16 years and upward (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential), free ...


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