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Making the American home : middle-class women & domestic material culture, 1840-1940

Author: Marilyn Ferris Motz; Pat Browne
Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The transformation of a house into a home has been in our culture a traditional task of women. The articles examine this process as they reflected the role of American middle-class women as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Making the American home.
Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)572293143
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Ferris Motz; Pat Browne
ISBN: 0879724331 9780879724337 087972434X 9780879724344
OCLC Number: 18250215
Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Pretty much to suit ourselves": Midwestern women naming experience through domestic arts / Susan S. Arpad --
American women and domestic consumption, 1800-1920: four interpretive themes / Jean Gordon and Jan McArthur --
Victorian fancywork in the American home: fantasy and accommodation / Beverly Gordon --
The American front porch: women's liminal space / Sue Bridwell Beckham --
"Making the best of circumstances": the American woman's back yard garden / Beverly Seaton. Interior decorating advice as popular culture: women's views concerning wall and window treatments, 1870-1920 / Jean Gordon and Jan McArthur --
"Fine arts and fine people": the Japanese taste in the American home, 1876-1916 / Jane Converse Brown --
Elmey Sammis Trimmer: tailoress and weaver / Patricia Cunningham --
Quilt documentation: a case study / Ricky Clark --
The domestic mission of the privileged American suburban homemaker, 1877-1917: a reassessment / Mary C. Sies.
Responsibility: edited by Marilyn Ferris Motz and Pat Browne.
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