Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
by Marc McCutcheon
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Edition: 1 - 2001
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!