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1815-1850: Life Styles, Social Trends, and Fashion

1815-1850: Chapter Eight: Life Styles, Social Trends, and Fashion

by ANNE BOYD

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 246

OVERVIEW 254

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Food and Clothing 256

Dress Reform: The Bloomer Look 257

Gender: Separate Spheres for Men and Women 258

The Lowell Mill Girls 258

Homes and Home Life 259

Entertaining at Home: An Englishwomans View 260

The Life Cycle 261

Living in the North 263

Scenes of Poverty in New York 263

Living in the South 266

Race and Society 268

The Underground Railroad 268

Reform Movements: Abolition 269

The Murder of Lovejoy 271

Reform Movements: Temperance 271

Declaration of Sentiments 273

Reform Movements: Womens Rights 273

The Social World of the Slaves 274

Utopian Communities 276

Transcendental Wild Oats 277

HEADLINE MAKERS

Black Hawk 279

Frederick Douglass 280

William Lloyd Garrison 281

Lucy Larcom 281

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 282

PUBLICATIONS 283

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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