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The Antebellum Period (American Popular Culture Through History)

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The Antebellum Era was a complex time in American culture. Young ladies had suitors call upon them, while men often settled quarrels by dueling, and mill girls worked 16-hour days to help their families make ends meet. Yet at the same time, a new America was emerging. The rapid growth of cities inspired Frederick Law Olmstead to lead the movement for public parks. Stephen Foster helped forge a catalog of American popular music; writers such as Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the level of American literature; artists such as Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty defined a new style of painting called the Hudson River School. All the while, schisms between northern and southern culture threatened to divide the nation. This volume in Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History recounts the ways in which things old and new intersected in the decades before the Civil War.

James and Dorothy Volo are one of the more prolific author teams in reference publishing today, and with this volume they make important contributions to Greenwood's successful series on America's other history.

Book News Annotation:

Both Volos are teachers and historians, and have been active historical reenactors for two decades. Their reference text of the popular culture of the antebellum period conveys key concepts, including developments in art, music, literature, performance, religion, and education, in order to link together the people, places, movements, and attitudes of the period. It also explores crucial changes made during the period in architecture, fashion, food, invention, travel, and family structure, which permeated the attitudes, beliefs, and actions of many antebellum Americans. The book is academic, but it is accessible to the general reader.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Antebellum Era was a complex time in American culture. Young ladies had suitors call upon them, while men often settled quarrels by dueling, and "mill girls" worked 16-hour days to help their families make ends meet. Yet at the same time, a new America was emerging. The rapid growth of cities inspired Frederick Law Olmstead to lead the movement for public parks. Stephen Foster helped forge a catalog of American popular music; writers such as Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the level of American literature; artists such as Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty defined a new style of painting called the Hudson River School. All the while, schisms between northern and southern culture threatened to divide the nation. This volume in Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History recounts the ways in which things old and new intersected in the decades before the Civil War. James and Dorothy Volo are one of the more prolific author teams in reference publishing today, and with this volume they make important contributions to Greenwood's successful series on America's "other history."

Synopsis:

An authoritative examination of American popular culture before the Civil War.

About the Author

JAMES M. VOLO is a teacher, historian, and living history enthusiast. He has been an active historic reenactor for more than two decades, participating in a wide range of living history events, including television and screen performance.DOROTHY DENNEEN VOLO is a teacher and historian. She has been an active living history reenactor for 20 years and has been involved in numerous community historical education projects.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Chronology

Everyday America

World of Youth

Advertising

Architecture

Fashion

Food

Leisure Activities

Literature

Music

Performing Arts

Travel

Visual Arts

Cost of Products in Antebellum Era

Selected Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313325182
Author:
Volo, James M.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Volo, Dorothy
Author:
Volo, Dorothy Denneen
Author:
Volo, James
Location:
Westport, CT
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
American popular culture through history
Series Volume:
3224
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.52x6.62x1.38 in. 1.74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Antebellum Era was a complex time in American culture. Young ladies had suitors call upon them, while men often settled quarrels by dueling, and "mill girls" worked 16-hour days to help their families make ends meet. Yet at the same time, a new America was emerging. The rapid growth of cities inspired Frederick Law Olmstead to lead the movement for public parks. Stephen Foster helped forge a catalog of American popular music; writers such as Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the level of American literature; artists such as Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty defined a new style of painting called the Hudson River School. All the while, schisms between northern and southern culture threatened to divide the nation. This volume in Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History recounts the ways in which things old and new intersected in the decades before the Civil War. James and Dorothy Volo are one of the more prolific author teams in reference publishing today, and with this volume they make important contributions to Greenwood's successful series on America's "other history."
"Synopsis" by , An authoritative examination of American popular culture before the Civil War.
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