Daily minutia of the early 1800s?
April 11, 2005 12:02 PM Subscribe
Are there any good books that focus on the daily minutia of life in the late 1700s and/or early 1800s?
posted by Slack-a-gogo to society & culture (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Two of the most recent books on my reading list, The Lunar Men and A Short History of Nearly Everything, at least in part touch on this era. The more I read about this time the more curious I get about the day-to-day trivialities of life back then compared to today. I’m less concerned with the big history items and more interested in things like what was the process of getting groceries; what would you find at a society club; how often did they do laundry; what was a day like for a student, lawyer, carpenter, or bar tender, etc etc. Searching library databases and online bookstores pull up too many results to zero in on this aspect.