by Marc McCutcheon
Everyday Life in the 1800s
Writer's Digest Books, March, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 308 pages.
Everyday Life in the 1800s is a historical reference guide from the Writer's Digest Everyday Life series. This reference covers the 1800s, providing facts, timelines, definitions and dates, as well as relevant information about the time period, how people lived, famous events and famous citizens. The slang section is especially useful for writers in search of dialogue appropriate to the period. This section includes slang vocabulary from the time period with word meanings and sample sentences showing usage. Other sections in the book cover transportation, home and living, clothing and fashion, money, occupations, health and medicine, food and drink, amusements, slavery, courtship and marriage and the Civil War. Handy timelines covering important events, published books and novels, innovations and popular songs are also provided. This is a very useful reference for historical, western and romance writers that can help reduce trips to the library and exhausting online search sessions.
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This review was published in the May, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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