Material life in America, 1600-1860 / edited by Robert Blair St. George.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xiii, 570 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Material culture
Social life and customs To 1775.
Social life and customs 1783-1865.


St. George, Robert Blair.


Mind in matter : an introduction to material culture theory and method / Jules David Prown -- Ethnographic method in history : an action approach / Rhys Isaac -- Meaningful things and appropriate myths : the artifact's place in American studies / Henry Glassie -- The Indians' New World : the Catawba experience / James H. Merrell -- Impermanent architecture in the Southern American colonies / Cary Carson ... [et al.] -- Village and community in early colonial New England / Joseph S. Wood -- "Shining in Borrowed Plumage" : affirmation of community in the Black coronation festivals of New England, ca. 1750-1850 / Melvin Wade -- A small planter's profits : the Cole estate and the growth of the early Chesapeake economy / Russell R. Menard, Lois Green Carr, and Lorena S. Walsh -- Work and culture : the task system and the world of Lowcountry Blacks, 1700-1880 / Philip D. Morgan -- The material lives of laboring Philadelphians, 1750-1800 / Billy G. Smith -- Furniture and the domestic environment in Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1639-1800 / Kevin M. Sweeney -- Women and property in South Carolina : the evidence from marriage settlements, 1730-1830 / Marylynn Salmon -- Hog meat and cornpone : foodways in the antebellum South / Sam B. Hilliard -- Artifacts of regional consciousness in the Connecticut River Valley, 1700-1780 / Robert Blair St. George -- White and black Landscapes in Eighteenth-century Virginia / Dell Upton -- Rewalking the "Walking City" housing and property relations in New York City, 1780-1840 / Betsy Blackmar -- Pawtucket village and the strike of 1824 : the origins of class conflict in Rhode Island -- Gary Kulik Seating the meetinghouse in early Massachusetts / Robert J. Dinkin -- Authority, law, and custom : the rituals of court day in Tidewater Virginia, 1720-1750 / A. G. Roeber -- Tea-Drinking in Eighteenth-century America : its etiquette and equipage / Rodris Roth -- "For Honour and Civil workship to any worthy person" : burial, baptism, and community on the Massachusetts near frontier, 1730-1790 / John L. Brooke -- the career of colonel Pluck : folk drama and popular protest in early nineteenth-century Philadelphia / Susan G. Davis -- The "Rural" cemetery movement : urban travail and the Appeal of Nature / Thomas Bender -- Culture and cultivation : agriculture and society in Thoreau's concord / Robert A. Gross -- Domestic architecture as an Index to social history : the romantic revival and the cult of domesticity in America, 1840-1870 / Clifford E. Clark, Jr.


Boston : Northeastern University Press


xiii, 570 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.


Includes bibliographies and index.
Rodris Roth Library.


1555530192 (alk. paper) :
1555530206 (pbk. : alk. paper) :

Call Number

Roth E161.M36 1988


United States.
United States