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Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America

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What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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What an excellent resource for anyone writing an historical novel. Any questions you may have had about American transportation in the 19th century are sure to be answered here. Lots of interesting illustrations, too.
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