Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked
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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012.
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Mary Miley Theobald., & Mary Miley Theobald|AUTHOR. (2012). Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked . Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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* Hat makers really were driven mad. They were poisoned by the mercury used in making hats from furs. Their symptoms included hallucinations, tremors, and twitching, which looked like insanity to people of the 17th and 18th centuries-and the phrase "mad as a hatter" came about.
* The idea that portrait painters gave discounts if their subjects posed with one hand inside the vest (so they didn't have to paint fingers and leading to the saying that something "costs an arm and a leg") is strictly myth. It isn't likely that Napoleon, King George III, or George Washington were concerned about getting a discount from their portrait painters.
Pregnant women secluded themselves indoors, uneven stairs were made to trip up burglars, people bathed once a year, women had tiny waists, apprenticeships lasted seven years-Death by Petticoat reveals the truth about these hysterical historical myth-understandings.
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