Seeking A Lady Of Good Breed: 19th Century Personal Ads

It's not often a history dissertation warrants consideration outside a university, but Pam Epstein, a PhD candidate at Rutgers University, has turned hers into a blog worth blogging about. She's using old personal ads to explore love and marriage in mid-19th- to early-20th-century America, and has dug up some real gems -- both the ads and the men.