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Market Sentimentws: Middle-Class Market Culture in 19th-Century America

By: Nelson, Elizabeth White

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 341399

ISBN: 1588341399


This brilliant examination of the nineteenth-century challenges a central tenet of American history: that in the past men and women lived in separate spheres. Women, supposedly, lived lives focused around hearth and home; men focused on trade and commerce. Market Sentiments turns this argument on its head, showing how the market revolution was inextricably linked to sentimental beliefs. The invention of Valentine's Day and the rise of popular fashion magazines that used ... View more info

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Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Seller ID: 831913

ISBN: 1479831913


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America's Founding Food: The story of New England Cooking

By: N/A

Price: $35.95

Seller ID: 627144

ISBN: 1469627140


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Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1900)

Seller ID: E0820

ISBN: 0788408208

Condition: 520 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1900), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 520 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tavern in war, packhorse and conestoga wagon, early stage-coaches and other vehicles, the romance of the road, the pains of stage-coach travel, knights of the road and tavern ghosts. A fun, fascinating book! 520 pages, ... View more info

Home Life In Colonial Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1898, 2005)

Seller ID: E1512

ISBN: 0788415123

Condition: 538 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898, 2005), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 538 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


538 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898, 2005), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 538 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Child Life in Colonial Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover:

Seller ID: 471914

ISBN: 0486471918

Condition: 448 pages, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4, paperback, illustrated, 130 b&w photos, Dover


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The Missouri Harmony: or a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, and Anthems

By: Allen D. Carden Introduction by Shirley Bean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 261144

ISBN: 0-8032-6114-4

Condition: 240 pages, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


The Missouri Harmony was the most popular of all frontier tunebooks, with a history going back to 1820, when singing master Allen Carden introduced it into his St. Louis school. The 185 selections in The Missouri Harmony, compiled from earlier tunebooks, were old favorites used in churches and singing schools which sometimes convened in taverns. Abraham Lincoln and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, are said to have sung from The Missouri Harmony at her father's tavern in New... View more info

Portraits of the English, Volume I: Parish Characters

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2005)

Seller ID: C0090

ISBN: 953646106

Condition: 60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook

By: Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: K1732

ISBN: 0788417320

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Whether you are wondering how to get started in reenacting, or a veteran of many encampments, this book has something for you! Learn how to select the time period that’s right for you, join a reenactment unit, get the clothing and equipment needed, and select the best events. The appendices contain lists of useful web sites, living history organizations, suggested reading, sample event schedules, a worksheet to help develop your own historical persona, and helpful... View more info

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Social Networking for Genealogists

By: Drew Smith

Price: $21.00

Publisher: GPC: 2009

Seller ID: GPC5446

ISBN: 0806317957


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Down and Out in Early America

By: edited by Billy G. Smith.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press: c2004

Seller ID: 023171

ISBN: 0271023171

Condition: 327 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, maps, paperback, Pennsylvania State University Press


It has often been said that early America was the "best poor man's country in the world." After all, wasn't there an abundance of land and a scarcity of laborers? The law of supply and demand would seem to dictate that most early American working people enjoyed high wages and a decent material standard of living. Down and Out in Early America presents the evidence for poverty versus plenty and concludes that financial insecurity was a widespread problem that plag... View more info

Scottish Songs

By: Edited by Chris Findlater

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 548442

ISBN: 1565548442

Condition: 96 pages, 5 x 7 3/4, Pelican Publishing Company


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Spanish Traditional Ballads/Romances Viejos Españoles

By: Editor: Stanley Appelbaum

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 426947

ISBN: 0486426947

Condition: 256 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


Similar to England's Arthurian legends and old Norse sagas, Spanish romances were written and published before the end of the sixteenth century. This collection of 53 romances focuses on Spanish history, national legends, and Moorish themes; ballads of Charlemagne and his peers, tales derived from French chansons de geste (epics of chivalry and other courtly narratives); and miscellaneous ballads based on Greco-Roman subjects. A dual-language anthology, with excellent ne... View more info

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American Barns & Covered Bridges

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425614

ISBN: 0486425614

Condition: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


When this book was first published in the mid-1950s, the author was concerned that such functional structures as the American barn and the covered bridge would soon give way to progress and be replaced by "modern" elements. Today, a number of these sturdy, beautifully proportioned barns and bridges are still standing--monuments to the skill and keen eye of their original builders. This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketche... View more info

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American Yesterday

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 427609

ISBN: 0486427609

Condition: 128 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


This book, a compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes illustrated with the author's own pen, captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." A fitting companion volume to American Barns and Covered Bridges, recently reprinted by Dover, the present book, according to author Eric Sloane, explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." He suggests that while many antiquarians may bypass the careers of d... View more info

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A Reverence for Wood

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433943

ISBN: 0486433943

Condition: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 69 b&w illus., paperback, Dover Publications


Appeals to woodcrafters and lovers of Americana"One of Eric Sloane's best books."--Library Journal"This refreshing, delightfully written, and magnificently illustrated book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Ranging over the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, carpentry, and other areas, the author illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood and t... View more info

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Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433854

ISBN: 0486433854

Condition: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


43 black-and-white illustrations by the author Tips for predicting local weather Engrossing facts and entertaining anecdotes will appeal to young adults as well as older readersA delightful blend of serious meteorology and beautiful illustrations, this informative book displays the many talents of Eric Sloane. A writer, landscape painter, weather forecaster, and authority on early American history, Sloane takes readers with him on a voyage of discovery ... View more info

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The Seasons of America Past

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2005 [1958]

Seller ID: 442209

ISBN: 0486442209

Condition: 160 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 79 of the author's own illustrations, including four in full color, paperback, Dover Publications


Author Eric Sloane applies his reverent touch to yet another fascinating aspect of early American life as he considers the seasons of the year. From kites and marbles, "sugaring time," and strawberry picking in the spring, to the weeding season, fall harvests, and cider-making, this charming book takes readers through a full year's activities, with Sloane's drawings of cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps. and wells; stump-pulling equipment, axes, plows, and oth... View more info

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The Cracker Barrel

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1967]

Seller ID: 441016

ISBN: 0486441016

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


55 nostalgic drawings by the authorFor anyone fond of Americana and old-fashioned storytellingThe old-time country store was more than just an emporium. With its pot-bellied stove and barrel of common crackers within reach of whoever had the time for chatting, this time-honored institution was also a general meeting house, a public forum, and an entertainment center. With words both wise and droll and his inimitable line drawings, Eric Sloane recreates the flavor... View more info

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Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1962]

Seller ID: 436667

ISBN: 0486436667

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


"Recommended for general collections."-Library JournalIncludes 72 of the author's own illustrationsThis reprint of an actual early-nineteenth-century diary provides today's readers with a delightful rarity. Eric Sloane has taken a fifteen-year-old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and his own remarkable drawings. As a result, he has preserved the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. A fascinating... View more info