What would it be like to be back in the 1800’s? Would we be saying that we are bored and that there is nothing to do? No I do not think that would be the case. We would be so busy making our own clothes, raising and nurturing the children while the men were off taking care of other things, and also making their own soaps so they can be used to bathe with and wash their dishes and clothes. We would have no need for over a dozen types of laundry/ hair / bath soaps. We would wash our clothes on a scrub board or against rocks. We would not bath daily because there would be no time and we would be so tired from the days labor that after cleaning up the supper dishes we went to bed to start our day all over again. Some things remain the same as it was in the 1800’s. Alcohol was for bidden in Georgia and in our small GA town it is not sold in restaurants or bars.
The history of Georgia is one of the most turbulent of any states in North America. Georgia history includes numerous battles and events. From the days of Native American rule and Georgia colonial history to the present day, Georgia state history can be both colorful and fascinating. Travelers to Georgia may find that a cursory look at the history of Georgia can add depth to travels throughout the state.
For thousands of years, Native American tribes ruled many of the areas now known as the state of Georgia. European settlers entered into Georgia history beginning in the sixteenth century, when Spanish explorers first made their way to the south. It would not be until late in the seventeenth century that British settlers would begin arriving, and the European contest for control of Georgia would begin. The history of Georgia goes on to reflect that British settlers eventually gained control of the area and started an official colony. Interestingly, many of the first British settlers, concentrated in Savannah, were hand-selected by the British government.
Georgia was established on strict moralistic principles. Slavery was forbidden, as was alcohol and other forms of supposed immorality. However, the reality of the colony was far from ideal. The colonists were unhappy about the puritanical lifestyle and complained that their colony could not compete economically with the Carolina rice plantations. Georgia initially failed to prosper, but eventually the restrictions were lifted, slavery was allowed, and it became as prosperous as the Carolinas. The colony of Georgia never had a specific religion. It consisted of people of varied faiths.
The government had made a philanthropic gesture to some of the country’s debtors by sending them west and forgiving their debts.
Georgia colonial history went on to include the colony’s part in the Revolutionary War, when the thirteen colonies of the new world revolted against the British crown. Although Georgia colonial history during this war saw all thirteen colonies acting in accordance with one another, Georgia history goes on to show that Georgia would later join the Confederacy in a bid to separate from the northern colonies.
Most of the time there was no time for bathing and they did not realize the need do to disease and germs. The woman wore layers of clothing which started off with a chemise, which is like a cotton nightgown and pantaloons as undergarments, Then they had corsets and camisoles over that and a slip with the hoop in or with a hoop over it, then they had a hoop skirt to cover the hoop or bustles and another skirt plus a bodice over the camisole and either a short waist coat or fishu, a vest like shawl. With all this clothing it is no wonder they were doused in oils to help hide the smell. There hair was pasted down with oils and curled at the ends but a lace cap was on during the day or snoods, which are hair ornaments, and bonnets. I know I would love to be able to be from that era due to the gowns but not the hard work and the lack of hygiene. What would your life be like if you were from the 1800’s? Have you ever thought about it. I know my grandparents & my mom were sharecroppers growing up and that is how they made there income many times to help supplement my grandfathers job & his small farm. Have you ever thought what your life would be like if you lived in the 1800’s?