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Witnessing America : the Library of Congress book of firsthand accounts of life in America 1600-1900

Author: Noel Rae; Library of Congress.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Reference, 1996.
Series: Penguin reference books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a portait of America's social and cultural history between 1600 and 1900, told through letters, diaries, memoirs, tracts, and other articles and first-hand accounts found in the collections of the Library of Congress.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witnessing America.
New York : Penguin Reference, 1996
(OCoLC)604946823
Online version:
Witnessing America.
New York : Penguin Reference, 1996
(OCoLC)605109329
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Rae; Library of Congress.
ISBN: 0670864005 9780670864003
OCLC Number: 34690583
Notes: "A Stonesong Press book."
"Foreword by James H. Billington and introduction by Douglas Brinkley."--Jacket.
Description: xvii, 556 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Arriving --
Upbringing: Some theories, laws, suggestions and cautionary tales ; Some books and teachers ; Student life --
Pairing: Getting together ; Married life --
Working --
Housing: Dwelling places ; Household matters --
Eating: Obtaining, preparing, and cooking food ; High times and hard times --
Playing: Holidays ; Shows, games, and sports ; The pursuit of pleasure --
Praying: The varieties of religious life ; Spreading the word --
Erring --
Ailing --
Departing: The departed ; Aftermath.
Series Title: Penguin reference books.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Noel Rae.

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Presents a portait of America's social and cultural history between 1600 and 1900, told through letters, diaries, memoirs, tracts, and other articles and first-hand accounts found in the collections of the Library of Congress.

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