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American artifacts : essays in material culture

Author: Jules David Prown; Kenneth Haltman
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2000.
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American artifacts.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606542156
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules David Prown; Kenneth Haltman
ISBN: 0870135244 9780870135248
OCLC Number: 43661930
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The truth of material culture: history or fiction? / Jules David Prown --
Seduced by an old flame: paradox and illusion in a late-twentieth-century lucite lighter / Robyn Asleson --
In vino veritas? death and the cellarette in empire New York / Jeffrey Collins --
Reaching out to touch someone? reflections on a 1923 candlestick telephone / Kenneth Haltman --
Sewing and sowing: cultural continuity in an Amish quilt / Sara Laurel Holstein --
Unwrapping the bwat sekre: the secrets of a Haitian money box / Daisann McLane --
The many figures of Eve: styles of womanhood embodied in a late-nineteenth-century corset / Leslie Shannon Miller --
A garden in the machine: reading a mid-nineteenth-century, two-cylinder parlor stove as cultural text / Joel Pfister --
Lucubrations on a lava lamp: technocracy, counterculture, and containment in the American sixties / Jennifer L. Roberts --
Industry, nature, and identity in an iron footbridge / Carlo Rotella --
An heirloom: interpreting a gilded age tortoiseshell locket / Lucy Soutter --
The Foley food mill / Amy B. Werbel --
The light of the home: dialectics of gender in an Argand lamp / Weili Ye.
Responsibility: edited by Jules David Prown and Kenneth Haltman.

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