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Synopsis:

At Home invites the reader into the early American home to learn firsthand what it was like to live in and manage a house before electric lighting, central heating, and modern medicine. Drawing on diaries, letters, household inventories, and novels, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett offers a richly documented analysis of early American middle-class home life.

Handsomely illustrated with period paintings, drawings, and prints, At Home takes us from the parlor through to the bedchamber, portraying families gathered around a candlelit table, roaring kitchen fires used both to cook and to heat, and a weekly laundry without the benefit of washing machines. Readers will be both fascinated and charmed by this revealing glimpse of a once-familiar way of life.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-297) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810918948
Author:
Garrett, Elisabeth Donaghy
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Donaghy Garrett, Elisabeth
Author:
Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Family -- United States.
Subject:
Dwellings -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Domestic
Series Volume:
no. 49
Publication Date:
19900901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.85x8.90x.98 in. 3.31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » US History » General

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Product details 304 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810918948 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At Home invites the reader into the early American home to learn firsthand what it was like to live in and manage a house before electric lighting, central heating, and modern medicine. Drawing on diaries, letters, household inventories, and novels, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett offers a richly documented analysis of early American middle-class home life.

Handsomely illustrated with period paintings, drawings, and prints, At Home takes us from the parlor through to the bedchamber, portraying families gathered around a candlelit table, roaring kitchen fires used both to cook and to heat, and a weekly laundry without the benefit of washing machines. Readers will be both fascinated and charmed by this revealing glimpse of a once-familiar way of life.

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