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A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America

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In the middle of the nineteenth century, middle-class Americans embraced a new culture of domestic consumption, one that centered on chairs and clocks as well as family portraits and books. How did that new world of goods, represented by Victorian parlors filled with overstuffed furniture and daguerreotype portraits, come into being? A New Nation of Goods highlights the significant role of provincial artisans in four crafts in the northeastern United States-chairmaking, clockmaking, portrait painting, and book publishing-to ...

A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America 2011, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812222005

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A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America 2010, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812242577

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