This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to life in North America during the Victorian era, between 1837 and 1901. Beautiful illustrations show how the way of life of the early settlers in North America was influenced by the customs and traditions of Victorian England.
This colorful dictionary is a treasure trove of illustrated information that will become a standard for readers of all ages. Topics include colonial houses a plantation and its outbuildings wood and metalworkers and their tools shops and shopkeepers transportation the apothecary, milliner, wigmaker, and many more
This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived across North America. Different nations are featured in spreads that show their way of life in their particular region. Themes include homes food clothing transportation hunting techniques
Similar in themes to A Colonial Community, this book illustrates a different kind of life in the early 1900s. A Pioneer Community shows different homes, from the first dirt-floor house to the fancy Victorian-era home. A visual map of a pioneer community gives the young reader a quick overview of the buildings it contains. Other topics include early transportation craftspeople and their tools clothing styles farm life
This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to early celebrations of Christmas in North America and around the world. Beautiful illustrations focus on Christmas customs and traditions in the Victorian era, especially those practiced by the early settlers in North America.
Why do people migrate to and settle in the places they do? Fascinating examples from history help explain the determining factors of migration. Readers will fascinated to read about the settling the Nile in ancient Egypt; the Industrial Revolution in Britain; the opening up of the American West; the Gold Rush; and the colonization of Australia.
Most people take it for granted: riding a bike. In the late 1800s, the bicycle first came to the United States from Europe. This new "steel horse" was wildly popular. But for women, who either worked in factories or stayed at home, the bicycle liberated them like nothing ever has. One two-wheeled invention changed fashion, opened doors, and led to a movement in women's rights still felt today.