The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Merril D. Smith
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  • ISBN-10: 1440830282
  • ISBN-13: 9781440830280
  • DDC: 973.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 970 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This two-volume set brings to life the daily thoughts and routines of men and women—rich and poor, of various cultures, religions, races, and beliefs—during a time of great political, social, economic, and legal turmoil. The encyclopedia features more than 200 entries divided into topical sections, each dealing with a different aspect of cultural life—for example, Arts, Food and Drink, and Politics and Warfare. Sidebars and primary documents enhance the learning experience. Targeting high school and college students, the title supports the American history core curriculum and the current emphasis on social history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgment.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Arts.
2: Introduction.
3: Almanacs.
4: Books.
5: Broadsides.
6: Copley, John Singleton (1738–1820).
7: Decorative Objects and Furniture.
8: Diaries.
9: Epistolary Novels.
10: Intellectual Life.
11: Journals and Magazines.
12: Letter Writing.
13: Literature.
14: Music.
15: Newspapers.
16: Oratory.
17: Paine, Thomas (1737–1809).
18: Peale, Charles Willson (1741–1827).
19: Poetry.
20: Political Pamphlets.
21: Portraiture.
22: Revere, Paul (1734–1818).
23: Samplers.
24: Seduction Novels.
25: Warren, Mercy Otis (1728–1814).
26: Wheatley, Phillis (ca. 1753–1784).
27: Wright, Patience Lovell (1725–1786).
28: Economics and Work.
29: Introduction.
30: Agriculture in the North.
31: Agriculture in the South.
32: Animal Husbandry.
33: Apprentices.
34: Artisans.
35: Barter System.
36: Boycotts.
37: Camp Followers.
38: Convict Transportation.
39: Currency.
40: Debt.
41: Disabled Veterans.
42: First Bank of the United States (1791–1811).
43: Franklin, Jane (1712–1794).
44: Fur Trade.
45: Immigration.
46: Indentured Servants.
47: Indigo.
48: Markets.
49: Merchants.
50: Missionaries.
51: Printers.
52: Prostitution.
53: Rural Domestic Economy.
54: Slave Labor.
55: Slavery and Disability.
56: Veterans.
57: Family and Gender.
58: Introduction.
59: Breastfeeding.
60: Celibacy.
61: Childbirth.
62: Childhood.
63: Courtship.
64: Courtship and Marriage in Slavery.
65: Death.
66: Desertion, of Spouses.
67: Divorce.
68: Education.
69: Fatherhood.
70: Friendship.
71: Homosexuality.
72: Illegitimacy.
73: Infanticide.
74: Intermarriage.
75: Kinship Ties.
76: Marriage.
77: Masculinity.
78: Motherhood.
79: Native American Gender Roles.
80: Old Age.
81: Orphans.
82: Pets.
83: Sexuality.
84: Single Women.
85: Widows.
86: Fashion and Appearance.
87: Introduction.
88: Accessories.
89: Cleanliness.
90: Clothing Trades.
91: Cross-Dressing.
92: Fabric.
93: Fashion, Status, and Politics.
94: Footwear.
95: Hair.
96: Hats.
97: Homespun.
98: Infant and Children's Clothing.
99: Jewelry.
100: Laundry.
101: Linen.
102: Men's Clothing.
103: Mourning Fashion.
104: Native American Clothing and Appearance.
105: Nudity.
106: Scent.
107: Slaves' Clothing.
108: Soldiers' Clothing.
109: Stays.
110: Textiles.
111: Underwear and Outerwear.
112: Wigs.
113: Women's Clothing.
114: Food and Drink.
115: Introduction.
116: Beer and Ale.
117: Bread.
118: Chocolate and Coffee.
119: Cookbooks.
120: Cooking Techniques.
121: Cooks.
122: Corn.
123: Dairies and Dairying.
124: Fish and Shellfish.
125: Food Preservation.
126: Food Shortages.
127: Foodways of the Mid-Atlantic.
128: Foodways of the North, South, and Frontier.
129: Hunting.
130: Kitchens.
131: Medicinal Food.
132: Puddings.
133: Regional Foodways.
134: Rice.
135: Rum.
136: Salt.
137: Soldiers' Fare.
138: Sugar.
139: Tea.
140: Wheat.
141: Whiskey.
142: Wine.
143: Housing and Community.
144: Introduction.
145: Almshouses.
146: Architecture.
147: Churches.
148: Colleges.
149: Courts and Courthouses.
150: Crime.
151: Farm Houses.
152: Forts.
153: Frontier Houses.
154: Frontier Life.
155: Gardens.
156: Inns.
157: Living Spaces.
158: Longhouses.
159: Meetinghouses.
160: Plantations.
161: Plundering.
162: Prisons.
163: Privies.
164: Quartering of Soldiers.
165: Rape and Sexual Assault.
166: Regional Housing Styles.
167: Slave Housing.
168: Synagogues.
169: Urban Areas.
170: Urban Life.