Overall, life in colonial New York was prosperous, with a mix of nationalities, booming businesses and a variety of amusements and entertainment. However, there were multiple battles fought over the land, and it was ofte... More »

The lives of colonial bakers began early in the day, as did that of other preparers of food, and it revolved upon proper time management and the usage of fresh ingredients. While the colonial diet consisted of a number o... More »

As of 2015, the phone number for Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company is 800-325-4368. The Better Business Bureau lists a second phone number of 803-798-7000. Representatives are available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.... More » Business & Finance Insurance
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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 »

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According to, the Province of New York was officially Christian with the British allowing all forms of Protestantism in 1664. In 1697, Trinity Church was established in New York City. More » History Modern History US History