Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

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Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents presents a large sweep of American history through the voices of the American people themselves. This multivolume work explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings from qthe people.q The emphasis is on the variety of people's experiences as they ordered and lived their daily lives. The cast includes Americans of every class and condition, men and women, parents and children, free and qunfree, q native-born and immigrant. Hundreds of images further illustrate American life as it developed over more than four centuries and as Americans moved across a continent. Organized both chronologically and topically, this collection invites many uses by students, teachers, librarians, and anyone wanting to discover what counted in American lives at any one time and over time. Its focus on primary documents encourages readers of the volume to explore specific and critical events by taking a firsthand look at the actual documents from which those events draw historical meaning. The documents show Americans at work, at home, at play, in the public square, in places of worship, and on the move. As such, they perfectly complement the acclaimed Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America and will enrich any American history, social science, and sociology classroom.I am going to tell of them here because I think what we have done will interest other fathers and mothers, and perhaps be of use to them and to ... Now the toys we play with time after time and in a thousand permutations and combinations belong to four main groups: 1) ... for the smaller and the best sizes are a yard square one or two each and a greater number of smaller ones 18 X 9, 9 X 9, and 9 X 41/2.

Title:Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents
Author:Randall M. Miller Ph.D., Theodore J. Zeman, Francis J. Sicius, Jolyon P. Girard
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-12-12


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