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.
From living on the ranch to life on the trail, this dictionary focuses on the life of cowboys. How was cowboy clothing practical for the work done by cowboys? How were western homes built? Which buildings were part of a ranch? This book also looks at topics associated with western settlers, boomtowns, and the gold rush.
This captivating title examines the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and what the remnants of this buried city can teach us today.
In 1692, two young girls in Salem, Massachusetts, were diagnosed by the local doctor as being bewitched. Hysteria over witchcraft reached a fever pitch leading the Puritan townsfolk to accuse friends and neighbors of being under Satan's influence. This book tells the unbelievable, yet true, story of how innocent people were jailed on the evidence of dreams and visions, and how the legal system allowed nineteen people to be hanged before the governor of the state brought the people of Salem to their senses.
One hundred years after its tragic voyage, the Titanic continues to capture our imaginations. This fascinating title looks at the building, voyage, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic.
On January 24, 1848 a man named James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. This compelling title explains how Marshalls discovery sparked gold fever and lured thousands of people west in search of great fortunes. Primary source accounts and historical photographs trace the history of the gold rush in California as well as the later Klondike gold rush.