|提及的人：||Alice Morse Earle|
|資料類型：||傳記, 政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物|
|ISBN:||9781558499881 1558499881 9781558499874 1558499873|
|描述：||xvi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||Introduction : hunting for Alice Morse Earle --
Family matters --
Parlor culture, public culture --
New England kismet --
The China hunter --
Writing the past --
Home life and history --
Remembering the garden --
Genealogy and the quest for an inherited future --
Toward new public history --
Chronological bibliography of Alice Morse Earle's works.
|叢書名：||Public history in historical perspective.|
|責任：||Susan Reynolds Williams.|
"Author, collector, and historian Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) was among the most important and prolific writers of her day. Between 1890 and 1904, she produced seventeen books as well as numerous articles, pamphlets, and speeches about the life, manners, customs, and material culture of colonial New England. Earle's work coincided with a surge of interest in early American history, genealogy, and antique collecting, and more than a century after the publication of her first book, her contributions still resonate with readers interested in the nation's colonial past. An intensely private woman, Earle lived in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and four children and conducted much of her research either by mail or at the newly established Long Island Historical Society. She began writing on the eve of her fortieth birthday, and the impressive body of scholarship she generated over the next fifteen years stimulated new interest in early American social customs, domestic routines, foodways, clothing, and childrearing patterns. Written in a style calculated to appeal to a wide readership, Earle's richly illustrated books recorded the intimate details of what she described as colonial "home life." These works reflected her belief that women had played a key historical role, helping to nurture communities by constructing households that both served and shaped their families. It was a vision that spoke eloquently to her contemporaries, who were busily creating exhibitions of early American life in museums, staging historical pageants and other forms of patriotic celebration, and furnishing their own domestic interiors."--Publisher's description.
- Earle, Alice Morse, -- 1851-1911.
- Historians -- United States -- Biography.
- Women historians -- United States -- Biography.
- United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775 -- Historiography.
- New England -- Social life and customs -- To 1775 -- Historiography.
- Material culture -- United States -- Historiography.
- Home economics -- United States -- Historiography.