Life in America One Hundred Years Ago

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LIFE IN AMERICA ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

BY GAILLARD HUNT, LITT.D., LL.D.

ILLUSTRATED

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

NEW YORK AND LONDON

MCMXIV

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • I - Peace 1
  • II - A New Order 8
  • III - The Land 15
  • IV - The People 19
  • V - Ourselves as Others Saw Us 27
  • VI - As We Saw Ourselves 34
  • VII - A Man's Body at Auction 39
  • VIII - Coach and Sloop 48
  • IX - Turbans and Pantaloons 58
  • X - Women 73
  • XI - Plays and Songs 85
  • XII - Common People 98
  • XIII - Thb Sunshine of Humor 107
  • XIV - "Religion, or the Duty We Owe to Our Creator" 114
  • XV - Webster's Speller 124
  • XVI - Reading and Writing 139
  • XVII - Pirates and Debtors 153
  • XVIII - Vice 171
  • XIX - The Wicked 188
  • XX - The Poor and Sick 194
  • XXI - Doctors 201
  • XXII - Cooks 215
  • XXIII - Discontent 228
  • XXIV - Excrescences 239
  • XXV - The Government 248
  • XXVI - The President 259
  • XXVII - Patriotism 273
  • Bibliography 280
  • Index 289
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