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Here's a peek at the books about language I refer to while I'm writing:
Cowboy Slang   Far from Home   Frontier Lady   Growing Up with the Country
• 19th Century America •
Historical Atlas of the American West   History of US   Medicine Women   Sears Roebuck & Co 1897
• 19th Century America •
They Saw the Elephant   Women's Diaries   Writer's Guide to Everyday Life 1800s   Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West
• 19th Century America •
Bibliography
Cowboy Slang: Colorful Cowboy Sayings, Edgar R. “Frosty” Potter, Golden West Publishing, 1986
Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey, Lillian Schlissel, Byrd Gibbens, and Elizabeth Hampsten, University of Nebraska Press, 2003
Frontier Lady: Recollections of the Gold Rush and Early California, Sarah Royce, Bison Books, 1977
Growing Up with the Country: Childhood on the Far Western Frontier, Elliott West, University of New Mexico Press, 1989
Historical Atlas of the American West, Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Haase, University of Oklahoma Press, 1992
History of US (11-volume paperback set), Joy Hakim, Oxford University Press, 2007
Medicine Women: The Story of Early American Women Doctors, Cathy Luchetti, Crown, 1998
Sears Roebuck & Co Catalogue, 1897, Sears Roebuck & Company, Skyhorse Publishing, 2007
They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, JoAnn Levy, Archon Books, 1993
Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey, Lillian Schlissel, Schocken Books, 1982
Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800s, Marc McCutcheon, Writer's Digest Books, 1993
Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West: from 1840 to 1900, Candy Vyvey Moulton, Writer's Digest Books, 1999
Other Subject-Specific Bookshelves
Elizabethan Times
In General
Language
Medieval Times