The Resource Bonds of family, friendship, and community : social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia, Kenneth E. Coons

Bonds of family, friendship, and community : social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia, Kenneth E. Coons

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Bonds of family, friendship, and community : social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia
Title
Bonds of family, friendship, and community
Title remainder
social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth E. Coons
Title variation
Social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes daily life in the 19th century in a number of Virginia counties, including Rockingham, Augusta, and Rockbridge Counties, with a focus on how ordinary people spent their free time. Numerous references to community activities such as quilting bees, corn huskings, singings, sleigh rides, dances, weddings, and funerals. Also describes several anti-social behaviors, usually alcohol related, ranging from vagrancy to murder, which were reported in many towns throughout the region. Briefly mentions the growth of local temperance movements at mid-century. Draws heavily on diary entries by local citizens, especially that of Isaac Acker
Note
Forms part of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar collection.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bonds of family, friendship, and community : social life and patterns of leisure in the nineteenth-century Valley of Virginia, Kenneth E. Coons
Publication
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"Presented at the February 2006 meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia."
Control code
63919691
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
26 p.

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