Macmillan Compendium: Everyday Life: A Social History : Social history can be described as a chronicle of the fabric of ordinary existence - sometimes minute and subtle, occasionally rapid and momentous. The essence of American life is the focus of this compendium. Extracted from the award-winning Encyclopedia of American Social History published by Charles Scribner's Sons Reference, the Compendium of Everyday Life features fascinating articles about family and the home, labor and the workplace, and popular thought and recreation. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.