978-1-58297-063-9 / 9781582970639

Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)


Publisher:Writers Digest Books



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This is a complete reference, offering pertinent information about the nineteenth century in a logical, accessible form. Fiction and nonfiction historical writers interested in this period will find this book a must. The wonderful and fascinating details of the 1800s have never before been gathered into one volume. And, to make the information even more interesting, McCutcheon has included quotes from 19th-century citizens concerning or describing key words and definitions. This complete guide tells writers: "in" hairstyles and fashions for every decade of the century; the cost to mail a letter; favorite swear words and slang; thieves methods for cracking bank safes; courtship and marriage rituals; jokes of the period; and much more!

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