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A communion of shadows. Religion and photography in nineteenth-century America.

Author: Rachel McBride Lindsey
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina 2018.
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When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day's parlance, a "mania." This richly illustrated book positions vernacular photography at the center of the study of nineteenth-century American religious life. As an empirical tool, photography captured many of the signal scenes of American life, from the gold rush to the bloody battlefields of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel McBride Lindsey
ISBN: 9781469633725 1469633728 9781469636481 1469636484
OCLC Number: 1035755102
Description: 320 pages
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When the technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day's parlance, a "mania". This book positions vernacular photography at the centre of the study of  Read more...

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A thoroughly researched, trenchant study of Christian America's use of photographs, as visual and material objects, to construct narratives of personal and religious significance.--Publishers Weekly Read more...

 
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