Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians

Front Cover
F+W Media, Mar 1, 2001 - Reference - 320 pages
1 Review
A superb reference for writers, researchers, students and teachers, this dictionary-style book illuminates everyday life in the 1800s, decade by decade. Readers will find hundreds of otherwise obscure facts about: - Popular slang--from the range to the underworld - How to furnish a farmhouse or outfit a barn - How much it cost for a shot of whiskey or to mail a letter - Styles of the fashionable--and not so fashionable - Courtship and marriage rituals - Popular food and drink--including brand names - and much, much more! The Everyday Life series helps writers, students and researchers save valuable time and bring richness and historical accuracy to their work. Each guide describes the food, clothes, customs, slang, occupations, religions, politics and other historical details that are so often difficult to find.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BrentNewhall - LibraryThing

Solid little encyclopedic book about food, architecture, getting around, home living, and all those little details of life in the 1800's, primarily in America. Bought for fun, and worth it. Read full review

Contents

II
3
III
53
IV
91
V
105
VI
129
VII
141
VIII
157
IX
173
XII
211
XIII
265
XIV
283
XV
290
XVI
293
XVII
296
XVIII
300
XIX
302

X
189
XI
203
Copyright

Other editions - View all

References to this book

About the author (2001)

Marc McCutcheon is a freelance writer & author of several books, including "The Facts on File Student's Thesaurus." He lives in South Portland, ME.

Bibliographic information