Chrisman, Sarah A.

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Victorian Secrets
What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself
By Sarah A. Chrisman
(Skyhorse Publishing)
On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked... [READ MORE]
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management
The 1861 Classic with Advice on Cooking, Cleaning, Childrearing, Entertaining, and More
By Isabella Beeton, Foreword by Sarah A. Chrisman
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth century. Beeton wrote, “As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise,... [READ MORE]
True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen
Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students, and More
Edited by Sarah A. Chrisman
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed at dizzying speeds . . . the hectic pace of life in the late nineteenth century could make... [READ MORE]
Victorian Secrets
What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself
By Sarah A. Chrisman, Foreword by Sue Lean
(Skyhorse Publishing)
On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked... [READ MORE]
This Victorian Life
Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and Technology
By Sarah A. Chrisman
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Part memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past. We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence... [READ MORE]
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