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Antique Garden Tools and Accessories

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Price: $39.95

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing:

Seller ID: 314785


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Antique Mining Equipment & Collectibles

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Price: $29.95

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing:

Seller ID: 314955


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Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: E0820


A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tavern in war, packhorse and conestoga wagon, early stage-coaches and other vehicles, the romance of the road, the pains of stage-coach travel, knights of the road and tavern ghosts. A fun, fascinating book! View more info

The Missouri Harmony: or a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, and Anthems

By: Allen D. Carden Introduction by Shirley Bean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 261144


The Missouri Harmony was the most popular of all frontier tunebooks, with a history going back to 1820, when singing master Allen Carden introduced it into his St. Louis school. The 185 selections in The Missouri Harmony, compiled from earlier tunebooks, were old favorites used in churches and singing schools which sometimes convened in taverns. Abraham Lincoln and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, are said to have sung from The Missouri Harmony at her father's tavern in New... View more info

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Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal

By: Anya Jabour

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 871107


William Wirt practiced law in Virginia and Maryland in the early national period and served as attorney general under James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Elizabeth Wirt managed the household and cared for the Wirts' large family during her husband's frequent work-related absences. For more than three decades, the couple struggled to reconcile different daily pursuits with a commitment to marriage as a partnership of equals. In Marriage in the Early Republic, Anya Jabour ... View more info

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So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook

By: Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: K1732


Whether you are wondering how to get started in reenacting, or a veteran of many encampments, this book has something for you! Learn how to select the time period that’s right for you, join a reenactment unit, get the clothing and equipment needed, and select the best events. The appendices contain lists of useful web sites, living history organizations, suggested reading, sample event schedules, a worksheet to help develop your own historical persona, and helpful form... View more info

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Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection

By: Charles K. Wolfe, ed.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press:

Seller ID: 499580


This volume brings together, for the first time, more than one hundred traditional songs from Middle Tennessee-a region that is synonomous in the popular mind with music but one that has been curiously neglected in folksong scholarship. The songs presented here were originally collected in the late 1940s and early 1950s by George Boswell, a distinguished scholar and field researcher who died in 1995.While living in Nashville, Boswell scoured the city and surrounding ... View more info

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Everyday Life in Early America

By: David F. Hawke

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 12/14/1988

Seller ID: 912510


Reviews"In this clearly written volume, Hawke provides enlightening and colorful descriptions of early Colonial Americans and debunks many widely held assumptions about 17th century settlers."--Publishers Weekly View more info

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Social Networking for Genealogists

By: Drew Smith

Price: $21.00

Publisher: GPC: 2009

Seller ID: GPC5446


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Down and Out in Early America

By: edited by Billy G. Smith.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press: c2004

Seller ID: 023171


It has often been said that early America was the "best poor man's country in the world." After all, wasn't there an abundance of land and a scarcity of laborers? The law of supply and demand would seem to dictate that most early American working people enjoyed high wages and a decent material standard of living. Down and Out in Early America presents the evidence for poverty versus plenty and concludes that financial insecurity was a widespread problem that plag... View more info

Scottish Songs

By: Edited by Chris Findlater

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 548442


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Songs of the Great American West

By: Editor: Irwin Silber

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 287041


92 songs-ballads, lullabies, battle cries, love songs, satirical songs, children's singing games and more-celebrate the ups and downs of homesteaders, lumberjacks, cowboys, gold miners, railroad workers, outlaws and other early adventurers. Complete lyrics, vocal score, simple piano arrangements, chord symbols. Historical notes and 127 period illustrations. View more info

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Spanish Traditional Ballads/Romances Viejos Españoles

By: Editor: Stanley Appelbaum

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 426947


Similar to England's Arthurian legends and old Norse sagas, Spanish romances were written and published before the end of the sixteenth century. This collection of 53 romances focuses on Spanish history, national legends, and Moorish themes; ballads of Charlemagne and his peers, tales derived from French chansons de geste (epics of chivalry and other courtly narratives); and miscellaneous ballads based on Greco-Roman subjects. A dual-language anthology, with excellent ne... View more info

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Slave Songs of the United States

By: Editor: William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 285731


This 1867 landmark book represents the first systematic effort to collect and preserve the songs sung by the plantation slaves of the Old South. Most of the 130 songs, arranged by geographic area, were recorded directly from the singers themselves. Includes the melody line and all known verses to each song, directions for singing, and a commentary on each. View more info

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American Barns & Covered Bridges

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425614


When this book was first published in the mid-1950s, the author was concerned that such functional structures as the American barn and the covered bridge would soon give way to progress and be replaced by "modern" elements. Today, a number of these sturdy, beautifully proportioned barns and bridges are still standing--monuments to the skill and keen eye of their original builders. This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketche... View more info

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American Yesterday

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 427609


This book, a compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes illustrated with the author's own pen, captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." A fitting companion volume to American Barns and Covered Bridges, recently reprinted by Dover, the present book, according to author Eric Sloane, explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." He suggests that while many antiquarians may bypass the careers of d... View more info

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A Reverence for Wood

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433943


Appeals to woodcrafters and lovers of Americana"One of Eric Sloane's best books."--Library Journal"This refreshing, delightfully written, and magnificently illustrated book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Ranging over the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, carpentry, and other areas, the author illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood and t... View more info

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Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433854


43 black-and-white illustrations by the author Tips for predicting local weather Engrossing facts and entertaining anecdotes will appeal to young adults as well as older readersA delightful blend of serious meteorology and beautiful illustrations, this informative book displays the many talents of Eric Sloane. A writer, landscape painter, weather forecaster, and authority on early American history, Sloane takes readers with him on a voyage of discovery ... View more info

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The Seasons of America Past

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2005 [1958]

Seller ID: 442209


Author Eric Sloane applies his reverent touch to yet another fascinating aspect of early American life as he considers the seasons of the year. From kites and marbles, "sugaring time," and strawberry picking in the spring, to the weeding season, fall harvests, and cider-making, this charming book takes readers through a full year's activities, with Sloane's drawings of cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps. and wells; stump-pulling equipment, axes, plows, and oth... View more info

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The Cracker Barrel

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1967]

Seller ID: 441016


55 nostalgic drawings by the authorFor anyone fond of Americana and old-fashioned storytellingThe old-time country store was more than just an emporium. With its pot-bellied stove and barrel of common crackers within reach of whoever had the time for chatting, this time-honored institution was also a general meeting house, a public forum, and an entertainment center. With words both wise and droll and his inimitable line drawings, Eric Sloane recreates the flavor... View more info