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Whitewashing America : material culture and race in the antebellum imagination

Author: Bridget T Heneghan
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literary criticism -- American history --> Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life." Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, and art history, Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination explores how material goods shaped antebellum notions of race, class,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heneghan, Bridget T.
Whitewashing America.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2003
(DLC) 2003002247
(OCoLC)51615270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget T Heneghan
ISBN: 1423731980 9781423731986 9781604730463 1604730463
OCLC Number: 62256919
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 204 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The pot calling the kettle : white goods and the construction of race in antebellum America --
Living on white bread : class considerations and the refinement of whiteness --
Unmentionable things unmentioned : constructing femininity with white things --
See Spot run : white things in the rhetoric of racial, moral, and hygienic purity.
Responsibility: Bridget T. Heneghan.

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Literary criticism -- American history --> Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life." Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, and art history, Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination explores how material goods shaped antebellum notions of race, class, gender, and purity. From the Revolutionary War until the Civil War, American consumers increasingly sought white-colored goods. Whites preferred mass-produced and specialized produc.

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