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Manners and Etiquette

Abell, L.G., Mrs. Woman in her various relations: containing practical rules for American females. New York: Hubbard & Burgess, 1860.

Beadles's dime book of etiquette: a practical guide to good breeding and complete directory to the observances of society. New York: Beadle and Co., 1864.

Civil War era etiquette: Martine's handbook & vulgerism in conversation; illustrated from Godey's Lady's Book and their contemporary sources. Mendocino, CA: R.L. Shep, 1988.

Day, Charles William. The American ladies and gentleman's manual of elegance, fashion, and true politeness. Auburn, NY: Alden, Beardsley & Co., 1854.

Hill, Thomas E. Essential handbook of Victorian etiquette. Bluewood Books, 1994.

Kasson, John F. Rudeness and civility; manners in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1990.

Leslie, Eliza. Miss Leslie's behavior book: a guide and manual for ladies as regards their conversation, manners, dress, introductions, entree to society, shopping...with full instructions and advice in letter-writing, receiving presents, etc. Philadelphia, PA: Peterson, 1859.

The New letter writer: containing a great variety of letters on the following subjects: relationship, business, love, courtship and marriage, friendship and miscellaneous affairs; comprising also legal and commercial forms, and complimentary cards. New York: Clark & Maynard, 1864.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. Learning how to behave: a historical study of American etiquette books. New York: Macmillan, 1946.

True politeness; a handbook of etiquette for gentlemen. New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1853.

Wells, Samuel. How to behave; a pocket manual of republican etiquette, and guide to correct personal habits. New York, Boston: Fowler and Wells, 1857.