Victorian America: Transformations In Everyday Life, 1876-1915 by Thomas J. Schlereth

Victorian America: Transformations In Everyday Life, 1876-1915

byThomas J. Schlereth

Paperback | July 15, 1992

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A valuable and compelling portrait of the daily life of Americans during the Victorian era--the fourth volume in the Everyday Life in America series

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Title:Victorian America: Transformations In Everyday Life, 1876-1915Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:July 15, 1992Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060921609

ISBN - 13:9780060921606

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This fourth volume in the Everyday Life In America series explores the daily life of Americans during the Victorian era. "A detailed, lively survey of the commonplace objects, events, experiences, products, and tastes that comprised America's Victorian culture. . . . A splendid achievement".--Kirkus Reviews. 43 pages of illustrations

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"It is impossible not to notice, in reading this exhaustive exploration of the technical and organizational innovations of that era, how many of what we think of as hallmarks of our age--including the breakneck pace of change--are Victorian inventions . . . "-- "Boston Globe""What a wonderful book . . . [Schlereth's] analysis of social context reveals truly profound, intangible transformations in how and where Americans spent their time during four pivotal decades . . . For a book that has no plot--no wars, no great men rising from obscurity--this is astonishingly hard to put down." -- "Booklist""A detailed, lively survey of the commonplace objects, events, experiences, products, and tastes that comprised America's Victorian culture, expressed its values, and shaped modern life . . . A splendid achievement." -- "Kirkus Reviews""The four decades chronicled here were ones of rapid social change, in which the country's population doubled, the foundations of a consumer society were laid . . . All was changed, forever."-- "Washington Post Book World