American Yesterday (Americana)

By: Sloane, Eric

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New paperback book copy of American Yesterday by Eric Sloane. Reprint of the Funk and Wagnalls, New York, 1956 edition. Mineola NY: Dover Publications, Inc. 2003. 128 pages. 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 9.95. Publisher summary: A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, American Yesterday explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways."
Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago.
Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" (Springfield Republican), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

Title: American Yesterday (Americana)

Author/Composer: Sloane, Eric

Categories: History American,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2003-05-07

ISBN Number: 0486427609

ISBN Number 13: 9780486427607

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 001386

Keywords: Eric Sloane, Dover Books, United States Social Life and Customs, ISBN 0486427609,