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The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840

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Publisher Comments:

"Compact and insightful. "--New York Times Book Review "Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like."--American Heritage

Synopsis:

Describes daily life in the first decades of the Republic, focusing on how marriage, birth, sickness, and death shaped people's lives

Table of Contents

"A busy, bustling, industrious population" — Rhythms and limits of life — "Comfortable habitations": houses and the domestic environment — "The masks which custom had prescribed": intimate life — "The whole population is in motion": the experience of travel — "The practice of music" — "Occasions to meet together": the social world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062016805
Publisher:
Harper & Row
Subject:
History
Author:
Jack Larkin
Author:
Larkin, Jack
Subject:
United states
Subject:
1783-1865
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 1783-1865.
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
General History
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-US History
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19891101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
349

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
History and Social Science » World History » General

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