Receipts record the exchanges of everyday life—ordinary details that are usually forgotten. This book, which captures the period around the American Civil War, preserves the truths in the mundane.
Based on song lyrics and personal ads from the mid-19th century, this book is a collective story of possession, loss, and family.
Applying the historical practice of reprinting articles from other newspapers, Miscellany presents a tapestry of Antebellum America. It casts a society that is at turns humorous, sentimental, enterprising, and cruel.