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Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1900)

Seller ID: E0820

ISBN: 0788408208

Condition: 520 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1900), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 520 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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! 520 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1900), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 520 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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A Century of Westward Expansion

By: JoAnne Weisman Deitch

Price: $8.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600646

ISBN: 1579600646

Condition: 56 pages, 8 x 10, paperback / softcover, History Compass


56 pages, 8 x 10, paperback / softcover, History Compass View more info

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Common Labor: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860

By: Peter Way

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 855225

ISBN: 0-8018-5522-5

Condition: 304 pages, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Canal construction played a significant role in the rise of industrial America opening up new markets, employing an army of workers, and initiating the ties between capital and government that remain important to this day. The work went forward using simple tools and the brute strength of men and animals, with diggers working twelve-hour days and suffering the ravages of disease and injury. In this highly acclaimed study, Peter Way challenges conventional views of the part these workers played in the early republic and of the culture they created.Increasingly made up of Irish immigrants, W... View more info

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The Sultana Saga: The Titanic of the Mississippi

By: Rex T. Jackson

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003, 2004)

Seller ID: J2358

ISBN: 0788423584

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003, 2004), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


On a cold night in late April 1865, on the mighty Mississippi River just north of Memphis, Tennessee, scores of unsuspecting souls suddenly found themselves desperately struggling for their lives after the boilers exploded on the riverboat steamer Sultana. The majority of the passengers had served their nation on Civil War battlefields and had spent time in the prison camps at Andersonville and Cahaba (Castle Morgan), and, now freed, were on their way home. Although more lives were lost in this incident than would be lost on the Titanic in 1912, these homeward bound veterans of war have been n... View more info