Understanding Money in Colonial America

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Video

Arienne King
by Huntington Militia Living History
published on 18 April 2021

Michael Goudket, the Adjutant General of the Order of the Ancient & Honorable Huntington Militia, explains currency used in 18th Century Colonial America. To better understand daily life and material culture in Colonial America, one must understand this pre-decimal English monetary system. Michael is also a docent and living history interpreter at Raynham Hall Museum, the home of the Townsend Family of Oyster Bay. Michael interprets Robert Townsend, who was a New York merchant and secretly 'Culper Jr.' in Washington's Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolutionary War. Who better to talk about money than a merchant? Enjoy!

Video shot & edited by: Michael Goudket

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History, H. M. L. (2021, April 18). Understanding Money in Colonial America. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2475/understanding-money-in-colonial-america/

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History, Huntington Militia Living. "Understanding Money in Colonial America." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2475/understanding-money-in-colonial-america/.

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History, Huntington Militia Living. "Understanding Money in Colonial America." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2021. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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