Rhode Island 1636
Living in Rhode Island
Rhode Island was a safe haven to social outcasts that was chased out of society. These can include criminals, convicts, refugees, and challengers of established beliefs, especially religion. Even Anne Hutchinson encountered the colony and took shelter in it. In a way, it enabled people to live differently than the traditional English ways. Since it is an island, the people's livelihood revolves around whaling and fishing; which can include mackerel, herring, halibut, and bass. Lumbering was also an active industry for building ships and infrastructure. While there were agriculture happening, farming was difficult because of the rocky terrain and poor soil.