Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America

Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America

What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even weeks. Baggage and sometimes even children were lost en route. Travelers might start out with… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 22, 2012)

Collection: Railroads Past and Present

Parent ISBN: 9780253356963

Page count: 544 pages

Language: English


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