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The Resource Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America, Susan Reynolds Williams

Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America, Susan Reynolds Williams

Label
Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America
Title
Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America
Statement of responsibility
Susan Reynolds Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Author, collector, and historian Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) was among the most important and prolific writers of her day. Between 1890 and 1904, she produced seventeen books as well as numerous articles, pamphlets, and speeches about the life, manners, customs, and material culture of colonial New England. Earle's work coincided with a surge of interest in early American history, genealogy, and antique collecting, and more than a century after the publication of her first book, her contributions still resonate with readers interested in the nation's colonial past. An intensely private woman, Earle lived in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and four children and conducted much of her research either by mail or at the newly established Long Island Historical Society. She began writing on the eve of her fortieth birthday, and the impressive body of scholarship she generated over the next fifteen years stimulated new interest in early American social customs, domestic routines, foodways, clothing, and childrearing patterns. Written in a style calculated to appeal to a wide readership, Earle's richly illustrated books recorded the intimate details of what she described as colonial "home life." These works reflected her belief that women had played a key historical role, helping to nurture communities by constructing households that both served and shaped their families. It was a vision that spoke eloquently to her contemporaries, who were busily creating exhibitions of early American life in museums, staging historical pageants and other forms of patriotic celebration, and furnishing their own domestic interiors."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Susan
Dewey number
  • 974/.0207202
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.E14
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public history in historical perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earle, Alice Morse
  • Historians
  • Women historians
  • Material culture
  • Home economics
  • United States
  • New England
Label
Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America, Susan Reynolds Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : hunting for Alice Morse Earle -- Family matters -- Parlor culture, public culture -- New England kismet -- The China hunter -- Writing the past -- Home life and history -- Remembering the garden -- Genealogy and the quest for an inherited future -- Toward new public history -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chronological bibliography of Alice Morse Earle's works
Control code
794709414
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9781558499881
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794709414
Label
Alice Morse Earle and the domestic history of early America, Susan Reynolds Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : hunting for Alice Morse Earle -- Family matters -- Parlor culture, public culture -- New England kismet -- The China hunter -- Writing the past -- Home life and history -- Remembering the garden -- Genealogy and the quest for an inherited future -- Toward new public history -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chronological bibliography of Alice Morse Earle's works
Control code
794709414
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9781558499881
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794709414

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