The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Alexandra Kindell
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  • ISBN-10: 1440837112
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837111
  • DDC: 973.503
  • 1088 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Throughout the Antebellum Era resonated the theme of change: migration, urban growth, the economy, and the growing divide between North and South all led to great changes to which Americans had to respond. By gathering the important aspects of antebellum Americans' lives into an encyclopedia, this book provides readers with the opportunity to understand how people across America lived and worked, what politics meant to them, and how they shaped or were shaped by economics. Entries on simple topics such as bread and biscuits explore workers' need for calories, the role of agriculture, and gendered divisions of labor, while entries on more complex topics, such as aging and death, disclose Americans' feelings about life itself. Collectively, the entries pull the reader into the lives of ordinary Americans, while section introductions tie together the entries and provide an overarching narrative that primes readers to understand key concepts about antebellum America before delving into Americans' lives in detail.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Daily Life Encyclopedias.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
Arts.
1: American Dictionary of the English Language (1828).
2: The Atlantic Monthly (1857).
3: Bancroft’s History of the United States (1834-1876).
4: Children’s Literature.
5: Daguerreotypes.
6: Folk Art.
7: Gothic Literature.
8: Hudson River School (1820s-1880s).
9: Leatherstocking Tales (1823-1841).
10: Leaves of Grass (1855).
11: Lithography.
12: The Lowell Offering (1840-1845).
13: Magazines, General and Literary.
14: Miniatures.
15: Minstrel Shows.
16: Musical Societies.
17: Orchestras and Concert Halls.
18: Parlor Music.
19: Poetry.
20: The Scarlet Letter (1850).
21: Serial Novels.
22: Silver.
23: Singing Schools and Choirs.
24: Slave Music.
25: Slave Narratives.
26: Social Dances and Balls.
27: Southern Literary Messenger (1834-1864).
28: Textile Arts.
29: Theater.
30: Travelogues.
31: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852).
32: Walden (1854).
33: Woodcuts.
34: Work Songs.
Economics and Work.
35: Apprenticeship.
36: Artisans.
37: Coal.
38: Domestic Slave Trade.
39: Factory Owners.
40: Feme Sole.
41: Gold Rush (1848-1855).
42: Grades and Futures.
43: Horse-Drawn Vehicles.
44: Hunting, American Indian.
45: Immigrants.
46: Iron.
47: Labor Unions.
48: Landholding and Property Ownership.
49: Merchants and Clerks.
50: Mill Girls.
51: Nat Turner’s Rebellion (1831).
52: Outwork.
53: Overseers.
54: Panic of 1819.
55: Panic of 1837.
56: Panic of 1857.
57: Precious Metals.
58: Salt.
59: Second Bank of the United States (1816-1836).
60: Slavery, Agricultural.
61: Slavery, Urban and Industrial.
62: Slavery and American Indians.
63: Ten-Hour Day.
Family and Gender.
64: Adultery.
65: Aging and Death.
66: Childhood, American Indian.
67: Childhood, Middle-Class.
68: Children and Wage Work.
69: Children in Slavery.
70: Courtship.
71: Coverture.
72: Cult of Domesticity.
73: Divorce.
74: Domestic Violence.
75: Enslaved Women.
76: Fatherhood.
77: Gender Relations, American Indian.
78: Honor.
79: Housework.
80: Manhood.
81: Marriage.
82: Midwifery.
83: Mixed-Race Children.
84: Orphans and Guardianship.
85: Parenting.
86: Plantation Mistresses.
87: Pregnancy and Childbirth.
88: Republican Motherhood.
89: Rural Family Structure.
90: Sexuality.
91: Sibling Relationships.
92: Temperance.
93: Toys and Play.
94: A Treatise On Domestic Economy (1841-1856).
95: Women in America.
Fashion and Appearance.
96: American Indian Clothing.
97: Bathing and Washrooms.
98: Bloomer Costume.
99: Brooks Brothers.
100: Corsetry.
101: Cosmetics and Beauty Culture.
102: Dressmakers and Tailors.
103: Etiquette and Advice Manuals.
104: Fashion, Children’s.
105: Fashion, Men’s.
106: Fashion, Women’s.
107: Fashion Plates and Patterns.
108: Godey’s Lady’s Book (1830-1898).
109: Hairstyles.
110: Jewelry.
111: Laundry.
112: Lowell Cloth.
113: Mourning Clothes.
114: Ready-Made Clothing.
115: Slave Clothing.
116: Standards of Beauty.
117: Wedding Clothes.
118: Working-Class Clothing.
Food and Drink.
119: Barbecue.
120: Beer.
121: Breads and Biscuits.
122: Cakes.
123: Candy.
124: Cider.
125: Cookbooks and Recipes.
126: Cooking, Southern.
127: Cooking Techniques.
128: Dining Spaces.
129: Food Preservation.
130: The Frugal Housewife (1829).
131: Fruits and Vegetables.
132: Kitchens.
133: Mealtime Etiquette.
134: Meat and Meat Processing.
135: Pie.
136: Rice.
137: Roasted Meats.
138: Special-Occasion Meals.
139: Stews.
140: The Virginia Housewife (1824).
Housing and Community.
141: Boosterism.
142: Charity and Poor Relief.
143: Civic Ceremonies.
144: County Courthouses.
145: County Seats and Market Towns.
146: Farming Families.
147: Frontier Communities.
148: Gardens.
149: Land Inheritance Patterns.
150: Lighting.
151: Market Revolution.
152: Mercantile Associations.
153: Mill Towns.
154: Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822-1903).
155: Patriotism and National Identity.
156: Plantation Houses.
157: Plantation Landscapes.
158: Post Office.
159: Prisons and Punishment.
160: Public Buildings.
161: Public Health Campaigns and Advances.
162: Public Squares and Spaces.
163: Ranchos.
164: Roads, Building and Use.
165: Rural Architecture.
166: Towns, Growth and Development of.
167: Urban Residential Architecture.