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At home in nineteenth-century America : a documentary history

Author: Amy G Richter
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Few institutions were as central to nineteenth-century American culture as the home. This book draws upon advice manuals, architectural designs, personal accounts, popular fiction, advertising  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sources
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At home in nineteenth-century America.
(DLC) 2014029557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy G Richter
ISBN: 9780814769164 0814769160 9780814769157 0814769152
OCLC Number: 908277789
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 251 pages .)
Contents: Contents 1. The Emergence of the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Ideal 11 2. The Persistence of Domestic Labor 52 3. Home, Civilization, and Citizenship 97 4. The American Home on the Move in the Age of Expansion 132 5. At Home in the Late Nineteenth-Century City 160 6. Dismantling the Victorian Ideal and the Future of Domesticity 199
Responsibility: [edited by] Amy G. Richter.

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"Editor and annotator Richter has done an admirable job selecting writings and graphics from a wide range of 19th-century sources and people.Richter masterfully provides a superb overview in only 232 Read more...

 
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