The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space, and Family Life

The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space, and Family Life

by Eleanor McD. Thompson
     
 

First presented at the 1992 Winterthur Conference of the same name, the fifteen essays herein explore the material culture, history, and essence of the American house and home. The essays span the period from the mid seventeenth to the early twentieth century and address a variety of topics. Invaluable commentary from a presidential family, plantation masters and…  See more details below

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First presented at the 1992 Winterthur Conference of the same name, the fifteen essays herein explore the material culture, history, and essence of the American house and home. The essays span the period from the mid seventeenth to the early twentieth century and address a variety of topics. Invaluable commentary from a presidential family, plantation masters and mistresses, a Puritan husband, a doctor's widow, servants, slaves, children, and many others offer a vivid picture of the true meaning of home life during the four-century period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912724492
Publisher:
Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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