Artifacts from Nineteenth-Century America

by
Elizabeth B. Greeneauthor

Elizabeth B. Greene is a freelance history writer. She serves as secretary on the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Historical Society.

Artifacts from Nineteenth-Century America

20221130

Greenwood

Pages 426
Topics Work;Travel;Transportation;Tools;Slavery;Religious Life;Political and Civic Life;Medicines;Household Items;Grooming;Entertainment;Cooking and Food;Communications;Clothing and Accessories;American West;Civil War;Clothing;Education;Industrial Revolution;Inventions

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Artifacts from Nineteenth-Century America

Author(s): Greene, Elizabeth;
Contributors: Greene, Elizabeth;
Abstract:

This book presents both nationally significant objects and ordinary items from everyday life to provide insight into 19th century American society, showing readers how the production, design, function, and use of these objects can inform our understanding of the period.

Artifacts from 19th Century America</i> examines a broad array of objects representing various aspects of 19th century American society. The objects have been chosen to illuminate daily life in a number of categories including cooking, entertainment, grooming, clothing and accessories, health, household items, religious life, work, and education.

The book's 53 entries include a brief introduction to the background of the object, when and why it was made, and who used it, followed by a detailed description of the object itself. Finally, each entry provides a deep dive into the object's significance and how the object reveals clues about the social, political, economic, and intellectual life of the society in which it was produced and utilized. Students and general readers alike will not only learn about the time period but also learn to use the skills of material culture theory and method, including how to draw meaningful conclusions from each object about their historical context and significance.

  • Includes a concise discussion of 19th century artifacts in the context of key topics in history</li>

  • Provides readers with guidance on how to assess and analyze artifacts as the physical evidence of human experience</li>

  • Introduces readers to material culture theory and method</li>

  • Features sidebars that highlight interesting facts related to the artifacts, further illuminating their historical context</li>

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SortTitle: artifacts from nineteenth-century america
Keyword(s): Work; Travel; Transportation; Tools; Slavery; Religious Life; Political and Civic Life; Medicines; Household Items; Grooming; Entertainment; Cooking and Food; Communications; Clothing and Accessories; American West; Civil War; Clothing; Education; Industrial Revolution; Inventions
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Elizabeth B. Greeneauthor

Elizabeth B. Greene is a freelance history writer. She serves as secretary on the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Historical Society.

eISBN-13: 9781440871870
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440871863
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 426
Publication Date: 20221130
Series: Daily Life through Artifacts