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1890's? Easy 10 Points!!!!!!!!?

Does anybody have any information on the 1890's.

My questions are mainly:

How were people of different classes treated?

What was the distinction between classes?

How were women treated?

What was the attitude towards upperclass boys being good at playing instruments (like did they support it or did they think it was a sign of homosexuality?)

In America what was the attitude towards people of different races?

In the 1890's (1896 specifically) what were the popular songs - Operas, classical music, gospel?

What was considered beautiful in a woman?

Please give serious answers.

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I can offer a rather surprising bit of anecdotal information: My paternal grandmother, born in 1865 and married in 1893, continued to teach school after she was married. Since she also had four children by the time she'd been married six and a half years, I conclude that not only was she a working mother, but she must have taught while she was pregnant. Pretty advanced for the nineteenth century!

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In the southern US, it was a better time as the depressions caused by the civil war was lessen, a little. Houses were still built big as the extended family lived together but some improvement to comfort for you would now build your kitchen onto the house. Small towns were less countrylike and more citified. New inventions made the future seem bright and lots of building took place. The state of mind word was "progressive". Race relations became worst as farm work changed to factory work, jobs were few. The well to do were involved in reading clubs and tennis teams while others spent most of their time doing chores. Housework was truely a full time job(cooking for extended family, garden, canning) and women were known to chop wood as well as men. Well to do women had a hired woman to help.

If a man or woman abused their family, they were visited by the pastor and some local men. If they continued after that, they were visited again without the pastor. I have read newspapers from that time in the process of doing a house history.