Colonial Life In , over two million people lived in the thirteen American colonies and about , of them lived in Virginia, the largest and most populous colony. Many of these people were farmers or planters who lived and worked on small farms of less than . Daily life in colonial America / [designed and edited by Media Projects, Inc.]. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Summary: Discusses the day-to-day aspects of country and city life in the American colonies for a variety of people including members of different professions, specific immigrant groups, and slaves. Welcome to w r r+ Real English Phrases! The goal of this book is to teach you English phrases (not just individual English words) that you can use in many different situations. The phrases selected for this book are typical expressions used by native speakers. Sometimes I have included a small explanation about when to use the phrase.