Colonial Delaware's economy was based on farming, manufacturing and trade. What started as local trade with Native Americans in the 1600s quickly grew into a large manufacturing economy in the 1700s. The iron, grain mill... More »

Natural resources of colonial Delaware included fertile soils, farmland and agricultural products, timber, iron, ore, fur and coal. The colony of Delaware belonged to the colonies classified as middle colonies, which inc... More »

Colonial Delaware provided a variety of jobs, including agriculture, trading of fur and material goods, shipbuilding, fishing, working in grist mills and producing paper products. Colonial Delaware provided a temperate c... More »

Colonists in New York made their living in a variety of ways, including fur and lumber trading, shipping, the slave trade and farming. By the end of the 17th century, New York was a prosperous colony with a thriving merc... More »

Hard work in the farming, forestry or mineral mining industries filled most days in the Pennsylvania colony. It held a diverse population that was religiously pious and hard working. More »

Wheat and corn farming were very prosperous in colonial Pennsylvania, according to historian Rickie Lazzerini. Rye, hemp and flax were also grown. Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources also helped fuel iron productio... More »

A colonial potter was an early American colonist who created pottery items as his trade. Much like a blacksmith makes items out of metals, a potter creates items out of feldspar, a type of rock that is used to produce cl... More »