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Keepers of the flame : the role of fire in American culture, 1775-1925

Author: Margaret Hindle Hazen; Robert M Hazen
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1992] ©1992
Series: JSTOR EBA.
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Reflecting America's obsession with fire, this encyclopaedic reference work uses anecdotes and material gathered from newspapers, diaries, company records, fiction and music to convey fire imagery in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hazen, Margaret Hindle.
Keepers of the flame : the role of fire in American culture, 1775-1925.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1992]
x, 281 pages ; 25 cm.
(DLC) 10898908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Hindle Hazen; Robert M Hazen
ISBN: 9781400862993 140086299X
OCLC Number: 889254476
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: PrefaceCh. 1Heritage of Flame3Ch. 2Good Servant18Ch. 3Bad Master65Ch. 4Fighting Back110Ch. 5Keep the Home Fires Burning: Fire Tending and Maintenance154Ch. 6Understanding Fire183Ch. 7Perpetuating the Flame215Ch. 8Epilogue236Notes245Index271
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Margaret Hindle Hazen and Robert M. Hazen.

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