Sunday, November 09, 2008
Dover Books has fascinating resources, including facsimiles of old books. They're having a sale right now and I spotted these, which might be of interest.
From Dover Books.
The House Servant's Directory: An African American Butler's 1827 Guide
by Robert Roberts
Classic survey of work, home life, and race relations in early America — written by an African-American — offers keen insight into the social milieu, hierarchy, and maintenance of the antebellum manor. It's only $3.18
There's also a 1796 American cookbook. The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796