Making Do: Substitutions of Scarce Items During the Civil War

Making Do: Substitutions of Scarce Items During the Civil War

Making Do: Substitutions of Scarce Items During the Civil War, by Virginia Mescher. As the war progressed, the Union blockade of Southern ports became tighter, and more and more everyday items became unavailable. This booklet contains a sample of some of the ways the people of the South coped with shortages. It includes ways to produce clothing items, food makeshifts (including some of the exotic meats), replacements for household supplies, and miscellaneous ways to replace ordinarily common items, e.g., glue, or stretch the available supply of scarce items like paper. (17 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback) - Item #1033

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