1815-1850: Life Styles, Social Trends, and Fashion
1815-1850: Chapter Eight: Life Styles, Social Trends, and Fashion
by ANNE BOYD
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 Englishwoman’s 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: Women’s Rights 273
The Social World of the Slaves 274
Utopian Communities 276
Transcendental Wild Oats 277
Black Hawk 279
Lucy Larcom 281
Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.
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