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Keepers of the Flame: The Role of Fire in American Culture, 1775-1925

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Keepers of the Flame: The Role of Fire in American Culture, 1775-1925 - Hazen, Robert M., and Hazen, Margaret Hindle
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"For, Lo! We live in an Iron Age--In the age of Steam and Fire!" wrote a poet mesmerized by the engines that were transforming American transportation, agriculture, and industry during his lifetime. Indeed, by the nineteenth century fire had become America's leitmotif--for good and for ill. "Keeping the flame" was deadly serious: even the slightest lapse of attention could convert a fire from friendly ally to ravaging destroyer. To examine the cultural context of fire in "combustible America," Margaret Hazen and Robert ...

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Keepers of the Flame: The Role of Fire in American Culture, 1775-1925 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691635347

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Keepers of the Flame: The Role of Fire in American Culture, 1775-1925 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691606637

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Keepers of the Flame: The Role of Fire in American Culture, 1775-1925 1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691048093

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