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Occupations in Colonial America

Today when we ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, we can expect answers such as doctor, lawyer, astronaut, or any number of other somewhat predictable occupations. But if you were to ask kids the same thing back in 17th century New England, you would have probably heard them say accipitrary, bloomer, or shrager. What exactly do these people do? Well, your answer can be found on this online list of colonial occupations.

–Vincent Spadafora

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