The good old days--they were terrible!

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Random House, 1974 - Travel - 207 pages
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Looks at the negative aspects of American society between the 1860s and the early 1900s, including housing, education, food, travel, work, and health, illustrated with contemporary cartoons, prints, and photographs.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

Feeling nostalgic? Here is the cure! Bettman covers much of unpleasant aspects of Victorian Life that often are overlooked in many histories and novels set in the 1800s. Using newspaper drawings and ... Read full review

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Raging disease, streets ankle deep in manure and other unspeakably smelly filth, meat displayed for sale without the benefit of refrigeration, chamber pots emptied from every tenement window ... Read full review

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