This is a very well written book, as interesting as any novel.
Now when I think of Andrew Jackson, I can visualize the homes where his constituents lived and the games they liked to play and the places where they shopped.
I found Mr. Larkin's book insightful, extremely well researched, and a trove of rich anecdotes about life in this period.
Well written and accurate, but I would have liked more correlation of the details of life with the historical events taking place at the time.Published 2 months ago by L. C. Gard
Covers what folks then..and drank..a lot more alcohol than I thought ..what the houses were like...how they handled the bathroom bit...I read it in 2 days .. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary
This is a 349-page, hardbound book in 6" x 9" format that deals with exactly what the name implies, namely, how everyday life changed in the period from... Read more
forget everything you learned from watching movies your entire life, this book gives an accurate description of what life was ACTUALLY like for real people in early americaPublished 6 months ago by chris kelley
I would recommend to anyone interested in this time period. Easy read. Very informative. Gave me a very detailed account for how life was back then.Published 7 months ago by Jeanette A.
What was the daily lives of Americans in the 1790's. The new nation's politics, economy, society, and culture underwent dramatic changes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by richard e whitelock
I have fallen for this book! If you like to learn how our ancestors lived and you never really got that knowledge from history class or from your older relatives, well, this book... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert Lee
The most clearly written, interesting and informative book on past American social life I've yet to encounter. If you are interested in the subject, read it!Published 10 months ago by Bruce A. Morley