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The American Family, 1750-1870

Book - 1990
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Drawing on diaries, letters, household inventories and novels, the author offers a documented analysis of early American middle-class home life from 1750 to 1870.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1990.
ISBN: 9780810918948
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


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bonitakale Jul 24, 2011

I have read and re-read and re-read this one, and keep it handy. Provides fascinating insights into, for example, what it was like to live when night meant darkness, with only little pools of light where a candle or lamp stood.


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