THE WAY OUR PEOPLE LIVED by W. E. Woodward

THE WAY OUR PEOPLE LIVED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

All our yesterdays -- some 300 years -- in American life -- living, working, playing, the progress of inventions, and their results, the introduction of new methods, substances. Developed in episodes in various parts of the country, revolving around diverse types of individuals and their milieu, here are portraits of Boston in 1652, Sudbury in 16, Williamsburg in 1713, New York in 1750, Philadelphia in 1776, Augusta in 1807, Travel from New York to Cincinnati in 1838, California gold rush in 1849, 1880 in a South Carolina cotton mill town, 1861 in Chicago, 1908 in New York City...in terms of wages, laws, furnishings, clothes, food, manners, customs, local institutions, all the economic, social and cultural details of personal living, in these periods. Makes good reading, packed with facts, popularly presented.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1944
Publisher: Dutton