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1850-1877: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion

1850-1877: Chapter Nine: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion

by SILVANA SIDDALI

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 266

OVERVIEW 272

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Class and Community 274

The Age of Shoddy 275

Southern Slave-Owning Families in 1850 276

Ethnic Identities 277

Northern European Immigration to the United States, 1830-1880 279

Family Life: Courtship and Marriage 280

Family Life: New Roles for Wives and Children 282

Memoir of a Female Slave 282

Fashion 286

Food and Drink 289

Buying Groceries 291

From Slavery to Freedom 291

A Black Soldiers Letter Home 294

Housework 295

Housing 297

The Womans Movement 299

A Btithh Officer Observes Southern Women 299

HEADLINE MAKERS

Mary Todd Lincoln 302

Sojourner Truth 303

Victoria Woodhull 304

PUBLICATIONS 306

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