“Everyday Life in the 1800s” Book added to Local History Department

The latest book to be added to the shelves of the Local History Department is The Writers Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800s by Marc McCuthcheon (1993).

This dictionary-style reference guide includes details of every facet of life– fashion and clothing, courtship and marriage rituals, slang terms, popular foods, common occupations, health and medicine, and much more. There is also a special section on types of crime, crime terms and criminal statistics.

McCutcheon even includes chronologies of noted books, magazines, innovations, popular songs and special events.

The glossary of terms includes examples such as “dram shop” defined as a small drinking establishment or “pull foot” which means to leave in a hurry.

You can locate this book in the Local History Department under the call number “LH 973.84 MCC 1993”.

Published in: on October 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

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