Gumps! Wharf Lice! Ditch Hunters! Though it’s reasonably clear that those terms are insults, few people today have any idea what they mean. Like much of the language used in the 1860’s, these expressions have vanished from everyday speech. This comprehensive volume will delight the historian, the writer, and the reenactor. Now in paperback.
An eye-opening, myth-shattering, stereotype-breaking work of originality, elegance and wisdom. Full of fascinating information that can't be found anywhere else - sets a new standard for the topic.