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From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Remarkable . . . [Ulrich] performs like a virtuoso, conjuring up the small details she then weaves into her larger stories. . . . She dazzles." —Chicago Tribune
"Lively and captivating. . . . [Ulrich] quilts a new narrative, one that both probes and explodes the myths surrounding the idealized era of 'homespun.'" —Los Angeles Times
From the Hardcover edition.
|Introduction: The Age of Homespun: Litchfield, Connecticut, 1851||11|
|1||An Indian Basket: Providence, Rhode Island, 1676||41|
|2||Two Spinning Wheels in an Old Log House: Dover, New Hampshire, date unknown||75|
|3||Hannah Barnard's Cupboard: Hadley, Massachusetts, 1715||108|
|4||A Chimneypiece: Boston, Massachusetts, 1753||142|
|5||Willie-Nillie, Niddy-Noddy: Newburyport, Massachusetts, and New England, 1769||174|
|6||A Bed Rug and a Silk Embroidery: Colchester and Preston, Connecticut, 1775||208|
|7||Molly Ocket's Pocketbook: Bethel, Maine, 1785||248|
|8||A Linen Tablecloth: New England in the early republic||277|
|9||A Counterpane and a Rose Blanket: Kennebunkport, Maine, and New England, 1810||306|
|10||A Woodsplint Basket: Rutland, Vermont, after 1821||340|
|11||An Unfinished Stocking: New England, 1837||374|
Posted January 12, 2012
This book is one I treasure. As a docent at our local museum, as well as someone interested in fiber arts, I have found this book to be an amazing look at American History through the arts and crafts created and used by our fore fathers and mothers. Ulrich looks at a number of artifacts and builds a detailed and inciteful history around them. It is a fine way to put history in perspective and I think it is a useful book for American History buffs as well as students and teachers. I wish there were more books like this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 19, 2011
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