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Definitions of 1850s

  1.   the decade from 1850 to 1859

Usage examples for 1850s

  1. As a matter of fact, back in the 1850s there was not merely a Comstock but also a Judson almanac. ” – History of the Comstock Patent Medicine Business and Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills by Robert B. Shaw
  2. Growth of Extremism During the 1850s American racial attitudes grew more extreme. ” – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  3. Perhaps such credulity was not unusual in the 1850s before the advent of widely distributed newspapers and other means of communication, but more than fifty years later, in the early years of the present century, essentially the same version of the history of Dr. Morse was still being printed in the Comstock almanacs. ” – History of the Comstock Patent Medicine Business and Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills by Robert B. Shaw
  4. “ A lovely book that takes us back to long- gone days in the pastoral England of the 1850s – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
  5. It was then that the lawyer of the Grover and Baker company, another sewing- machine manufacturer of the early 1850s supplied the solution. ” – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper