Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

General 19th Century Bibliography

American Lady and Gentleman. Hand Book of Practical Receipts; or Useful Hints in Everyday Life. A. S. Barnes & Burr, New York, 1860

Beeton, Isabella Mary. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1861 (Southover Historic Cookery & Housekeeping Series). 1998

Bettmann, Otto. The Good Old Days–They Were Terrible! 1974

Cable, Mary. Americans Manners & Morals: A Picture History of How We Behaved and Misbehaved. 1969

Cogan, Frances B. All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America. 1989

______________. The Plantation Mistress. 1984

Derks, Scott, ed. The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-1989. 1994

Donnelly, Mabel Collins. American Victorian Woman: The Myth and the Reality. 1986

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. 1988

Hellerstein, Erna O. Victorian Women: A Documentary Account of Women’s Lives in the Nineteenth-Century England, France, and the United States. 1981

Jabour, Anya. Scarlett’s Sisters: Young Women in the Old South. 2007

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880. 1979

Massey, Mary Elizabeth. Ersatz in the Confederacy: Shortages and Substitutes on the Southern Homefront (Southern Classics Series). 1993

Kasson, John F. Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America. 1991

McMillen, Sally G. Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing. 1990

Katzman, David M. Seven Days a Week: Women and Domestic Service in Industrializing America. 1981

Museum of the Confederacy. Women in Mourning. 1985

Larkin, Jack. The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1791-1840. 1989

Rose, Anne C.  Voices of the Marketplace: American Thought and Culture, 1830-1860. 1994

Shep, R.L. Civil War Era Etiquette: Martine’s Handbook and Vulgarisms in Conversation. 1988

Silber, Nina. Gender and the Sectional Conflict. 2009

Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America. 1986

Sutherland, Daniel E. Americans and Their Servants: Domestic service in the United States from 1800 to 1920. 1981

________________. Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860-1876. 2000