(800) 562-2139 www.greyhouse.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! 32 Statistics & Demographics Statistics & Demographics “Strongly recommended for all reference libraries.” –American Reference Books Annual “The Value of a Dollar will interest students of social history, fiction writers needing easy access to precise historical detail, business historians, and older folks nostalgic for those days gone by when you could buy your smokes for a penny a piece. Recommended.” –Booklist “An engaging statistical summary... The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 will find a happy audience among students, researchers, and general browsers. It offers a fascinating and detailed look at early American history from the viewpoint of everyday people trying to make ends meet.” –Booklist The Value of a Dollar The Value of a Dollar Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased, from the Civil War to the present. Using this data, readers will get a broader understanding of life in America, through the wallets of real Americans. Arranged into easy-to-read, 5-year chapters, each provides detail on: • Historical Snapshots, Consumer Expenditures & Investments • Wages, Standard Prices & Grocery Prices • Selected Prices – pulled from advertisements of the time, this section lists prices of hundreds of everyday items, from apparel to furniture, sporting goods to real estate • Hundreds of illustrations, advertisements and photos • Expanded section on Trends shows how pricing changed over time • Subject Index • Conversion Charts compare the dollar of the time to today’s dollar The Value of a Dollar is a must for a wide range of curriculums, a useful reference for news feature writers and an important educational reference that will be referred to time and time again. This interesting and useful publication will be widely used in any reference collection. The Value of a Dollar 1600-1865 records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased, from the Colonial Era to the Civil War. Divided into six chapters, each fact-filled chapter details: • Chapter Introductions & Historical Snapshots • Selected Income & Wages – examines how much people made in a wide array of professions. • Services & Fees – provides a more accurate look at the cost of doing business in early America • Financial Rates & Exchanges • Slave Trade – defines the price traded for slaves imported to the Americas by British merchants • Commodities – includes prices of food items, agricultural products and manufactured goods • Selected Prices – prices for a variety of items, from alcohol to fabrics, farm equipment to firearms • Handy Currency Conversion Charts, in British currency from 1600-1799 and in U.S. currency from 1800 to 1865, run through the text to make it easy to find out how the currency of the time relates to today’s dollar. • Also includes a Cumulative Subject Index The Value of a Dollar 1600-1865 is for both the user who simply wants to know what life was like for early Americans, to the serious historical researcher. This fascinating survey will serve a wide range of research needs and will be useful in all high school, public and academic library reference collections. Fifth Edition | February 2014 | 700 pages | Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-61925-254-7 | $155 Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press platform New Sixth Edition Coming Soon! | January 2019 | 700 pages | Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-68217-949-9 | $155 Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press platform First Edition | October 2005 | 436 pages | Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-59237-094-8 | $155 Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press platform EDITION FIFTH & SIXTH EDITIONS FIRST EDITION BUY BOTH EDITIONS NOW TO GET A 25% DISCOUNT AND IMMEDIATE ONLINE ACCESS!