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Advances and innovations in American daily life, 1600s-1930s /
by Ernie Gross.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2002.
description
vi, 298 p.
ISBN
0786412488 (softcover : alk. paper)
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author
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2002.
isbn
0786412488 (softcover : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
4701158
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ernie Gross of Accomac, Virginia, is retired from a career in newspaper journalism and government public relations
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2002
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Summaries
Main Description
Throughout its history, America has seen incremental improvements in the domestic and social lives of its citizens. Just for instance, Will K. Kellogg-who operated a Battle Creek, Michigan, sanitarium with his brother-developed a new crunchy breakfast cereal to serve in the sanitarium, and sold it to the nation by mail order. The business grew, revolutionizing American eating habits by replacing the traditional heavy, hot breakfast with cold cereals. This reference book is divided into these sections: Agriculture, Art and music, Business and finance, Clothing, Communications, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Food and drink, Health, Labor, Law, Manufacturing, Public service, Religion, Science, Shelter and domestic furnishing, Social welfare, Sports, and Transportation. Within each section the reader will find subsections detailing innovations and advances in that field-for example, Business and finance is made up of Accounting, Banking, Business machines, Exchanges, Hotels, Insurance, Lotteries, Merchandising, Money, Taxes, and Time keeping. This work describes the beginnings of many aspects of daily life in America, covering most innovations through approximately the 1930s. Dedicated to detailing the introduction of various advances or innovations, the book does not attempt to carry them through today.
Main Description
Throughout its history, America has seen incremental improvements in the domestic and social lives of its citizens. Just for instance, Will K. Kellogg--who operated a Battle Creek, Michigan, sanitarium with his brother--developed a new crunchy breakfast cereal to serve in the sanitarium, and sold it to the nation by mail order. The business grew, revolutionizing American eating habits by replacing the traditional heavy, hot breakfast with cold cereals.This reference book is divided into these sections: Agriculture, Art and music, Business and finance, Clothing, Communications, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Food and drink, Health, Labor, Law, Manufacturing, Public service, Religion, Science, Shelter and domestic furnishing, Social welfare, Sports, and Transportation.Within each section the reader will find subsections detailing innovations and advances in that field--for example, Business and finance is made up of Accounting, Banking, Business machines, Exchanges, Hotels, Insurance, Lotteries, Merchandising, Money, Taxes, and Time keeping. This work describes the beginnings of many aspects of daily life in America, covering most innovations through approximately the 1930s. Dedicated to detailing the introduction of various advances or innovations, the book does not attempt to carry them through today.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Agriculturep. 3
Artp. 14
Business and Financep. 21
Clothingp. 39
Communicationsp. 42
Educationp. 49
Energyp. 65
Entertainmentp. 73
Food and Drinkp. 87
Healthp. 97
Laborp. 117
Lawp. 121
Manufacturingp. 124
Militaryp. 147
Musicp. 151
Public Servicep. 161
Publicationsp. 166
Religionp. 182
Sciencep. 198
Shelter and Domestic Furnishingsp. 209
Social Welfarep. 218
Sportsp. 223
Transportationp. 244
Indexp. 275
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