An Old Merchant'S House: Life At Home In New York City 1835-1865
Publish Date: 2012-03-26
Author: Mary L. Knapp
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An authentic view of the domestic life of privileged New Yorkers in the three decades before the Civil War. The book is based on memoirs, diaries, letters, and a preserved antebellum home belonging to the same family for almost 100 years. The daily life and habits of that family and their neighbors are revealed in fascinating detail.