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AT DAY'S CLOSE: Nights in Times Past

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Before the Industrial Revolution, the daily departure of the sun had effects on people far different from those we experience in our own brightly illuminated age. Why? A first-time author explains.Here, Ekirch (History/Virginia Tech) argues—and persuasively demonstrates—that darkness in earlier eras fostered "a distinct culture with many of its own customs and rituals." And he should know. He's ... Read full review

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