By Zachary Chastain
In tough frontier cabins, tidy farmhouses, and chic townhouses, americans within the 1800s have been devoted to residing besides and as with ease as their situations allowed. the yank domestic was once a sacred establishment, the seat of kin existence the place the patriarch governed with mom at his part as father or mother of the house, and the youngsters have been raised with strict self-discipline and robust values.
Changes in style and model, advancements in expertise (indoor plumbing and a bunch of recent labor-saving devices), and social swap remodeled domestic and family members lifestyles within the 1800s, as possibilities for relaxation actions and commercially produced patron items got here nearby of the typical American.
But the robust American culture of the sanctity of the house, consumerism, and the significance of a contented relations existence has its roots within the houses of nineteenth-century americans.
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Home Sweet Home: Around the House in the 1800s (Daily Life in America in the 1800s) by Zachary Chastain