Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the Nineteenth Century

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Home Fires tells the fascinating story of how changes in home heating over the nineteenth century spurred the growth of networks that helped remake American society. Sean Patrick Adams reconstructs the ways in which the "industrial hearth" appeared in American cities, the methods that entrepreneurs in home heating markets used to convince consumers that their product designs and fuel choices were superior, and how elite, middle-class, and poor Americans responded to these overtures.Adams depicts the problem of dwindling ...

Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the Nineteenth Century 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421413563

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Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the Nineteenth Century 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421413570

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