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Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee

By: Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Seller ID: 842435

ISBN: 0807842435

Condition: 171 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school girl of twelve years is not startling," she observed in April 1853; but in fact, her five-year record of a southern girl's life is lively, unpredictable, and full of interesting detail.The journal opens with a description of the Lee family life in their... View more info

The Tagebuch of Ernst Silge, USN

By: Frank H. Pierce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0489

ISBN: 078840489X

Condition: 1996, 5½x8½, paper, append., 264 pp, Heritage Books


This book is pure 19-century adventure, from young Ernst Silge's years as a U.S. Navy sailor boy on the fabled China Station in the last days of the great sailing ships to his life as a Colorado homesteader, and finally as a gold miner in the American Rockies. Taken directly from the diaries of a young German immigrant lad with a yearning to travel, a propensity to write, and powers of observation that a seasoned journalist would have admired. View more info

From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

By: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau, Karen L. Kilcup, ed.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Seller ID: 457948

ISBN: 0-87745-794-8

Condition: 160 pp, bibliography, index, 2002, hardback, University of Iowa Press


Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie d... View more info

A Tale of New England: The Diaries of Hiram Harwood, Vermont Farmer, 1810-1837

By: Robert E. Shalhope

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 871271

ISBN: 0-8018-7127-1

Condition: 320 pages, 5 halftones and 3 line drawings, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


The extraordinary diary of Vermont farmer Hiram Harwood-a fourteen-volume record of personal, family, and community events from 1808 to 1837-provides Robert E. Shalhope with the material for this rich microhistory. Harwood's struggle to reach full manhood and assume his position as head of the family, his misgivings about challenging-much less displacing-his father, the changes American life brought to this traditional rite of passage, Hiram's relationships with wife and... View more info