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Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee

By: Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Seller ID: 842435

Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school girl of twelve years is not startling," she observed in April 1853; but in fact, her five-year record of a southern girl's life is lively, unpredictable, and full of interesting detail.The journal opens with a description of the Lee family life in their... View more info

The Tagebuch of Ernst Silge, USN

By: Frank H. Pierce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0489

This book is pure 19-century adventure, from young Ernst Silge's years as a U.S. Navy sailor boy on the fabled China Station in the last days of the great sailing ships to his life as a Colorado homesteader, and finally as a gold miner in the American Rockies. Taken directly from the diaries of a young German immigrant lad with a yearning to travel, a propensity to write, and powers of observation that a seasoned journalist would have admired. View more info

From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

By: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau, Karen L. Kilcup, ed.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Seller ID: 457948

Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie d... View more info

A Tale of New England: The Diaries of Hiram Harwood, Vermont Farmer, 1810-1837

By: Robert E. Shalhope

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 871271

The extraordinary diary of Vermont farmer Hiram Harwood-a fourteen-volume record of personal, family, and community events from 1808 to 1837-provides Robert E. Shalhope with the material for this rich microhistory. Harwood's struggle to reach full manhood and assume his position as head of the family, his misgivings about challenging-much less displacing-his father, the changes American life brought to this traditional rite of passage, Hiram's relationships with wife and... View more info