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Author Garrett Widmer, Elisabeth, 1946-

Title At home : the American family, 1750-1870 / Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett.

Published New York : H.N. Abrams, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  392.30973 GARR GD1    AVAILABLE
Physical description 304 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-297) and index.
Summary At Home invites the reader into the early American home to learn firsthand what it was like to live in and manage a house before electric lighting, central heating, and modern medicine. Drawing on diaries, letters, household inventories, and novels, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett offers a richly documented analysis of early American middle-class home life.
Handsomely illustrated with period paintings, drawings, and prints, At Home takes us from the parlor through to the bedchamber, portraying families gathered around a candlelit table, roaring kitchen fires used both to cook and to heat, and a weekly laundry without the benefit of washing machines. Readers will be both fascinated and charmed by this revealing glimpse of a once-familiar way of life.
Subject Home economics -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Home economics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Dwellings -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Dwellings -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Families -- United States.
ISBN 0810918943