What jobs were there in colonial Rhode Island?
Some jobs in colonial Rhode Isand were fisherman, making
textiles (clothing), and shipbuilding, or simply working with
Farmers, foresters and fishermen although numerous craftsmen like smiths, wrights, masons, joiners, brewers and vinters were also essential. Cobblers and tinkers, bakers, butchers, tanners, candlestick makers, weavers and tailors all were needed.
Farmers, foresters and fishermen. There were also the specialists like masons, joiners, wrights and smiths who were essential, as well as tradesmen and cobblers, cooks, butchers, bakers, tanners, brewers, vinters and candlestick makers.
Colonial Rhode Island was predominately Quaker, Presbyterian, Puritan, and Catholic. Since, its neighboring state, Massachusetts, was predominately Puritan, and very strict (Fundamentalistic). Therefore, many who settled Rhode Island were outcasts from other Christian denominations originally based in Massachesetts, and thus the disparate religious population of Rhode Island during the Colonial Period.