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An Old Merchant's House: Life at Home in New York City 1835-1865

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An authentic view of the domestic life of privileged New Yorkers in the three decades before the Civil War. It 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.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 26th 2012 by Girandole Books
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This marvelous and detailed history is not only of New York's Merchant's House Museum, but also of New York's rich social history. Knapp uses the house to understand the fabric of New York throughout the mid-to late 19th century. A must read.
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