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Author Volo, James M., 1947-

Title The Antebellum Period / James M. Volo and Dorothy Denneen Volo.

Published Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.6 VOLO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxv, 401 pages ; 25 cm.
Series American popular culture through history.
American popular culture through history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Part I Everyday Life: The World of Youth 1 -- Chapter 1. Everyday America 3 -- Chapter 2. World of Youth 61 -- Part II Popular Culture 99 -- Chapter 3. Advertising 101 -- Chapter 4. Architecture 115 -- Chapter 5. Fashion 137 -- Chapter 6. Food 165 -- Chapter 7. Leisure Activities 183 -- Chapter 8. Literature 203 -- Chapter 9. Music 253 -- Chapter 10. Performing Arts 283 -- Chapter 11. Travel 303 -- Chapter 12. Visual Arts 337 -- Costs in the Antebellum Period 369.
Summary The Antebellum Era was a complex time in American culture. Suitors called on young ladies, men often settled quarrels by dueling, and "mill girls" worked 16-hour days to help support their families. Yet a new America was emerging simultaneously. The rapid growth of cities inspired Frederick Law Olmstead to lead the movement for public parks. Stephen Foster helped to forge a catalog of American popular music. Writers such as Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the level of American literature, and artists such as Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty defined a new style of painting called the Hudson River School. All the while, schisms between northern and southern culture threatened to divide the nation. This volume recounts how the old America intersected with the new in the decades before the Civil War.
Other author Volo, Dorothy Denneen, 1949-
Subject Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Civilization -- 1783-1865.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
Southern States -- Civilization -- 1775-1865.
ISBN 0313325189 (alk. paper)