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* History: History of Everyday Life

Subject Headings

Here are some of the Library of Congress subject headings that are recommended for researching histories of everyday life:

Everyday Life

Recreation

Lifestyles

Leisure

Social Life

Festivals 

Popular Traditions 

Customs

Manners

Folkways

Foodways

Ceremonies

Combine any of these terms with the name of the time period to find resources about your topic.  For example, combine "Irish" and "customs" when searching for resources about everyday Irish customs. 

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Featured Books and Encyclopedias

Below are some featured books about the history of everyday life: 

Recommended Films

Below are some recommended films that illustrate everyday life throughout history: 

Be sure to finish the History of the World series by watching the following films: Revolution, Age of Industry, and Age of Extremes.