Material culture studies in America / compiled and edited, with introductions and bibliography, by Thomas J. Schlereth.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xvi, 419 p. ; 24 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Material culture Study and teaching.
Material culture
Archaeology and history
Antropologia Cult Social
Civilization Study and teaching.
Social life and customs Study and teaching.
Social life and customs.


Schlereth, Thomas J.


Preface : on studying the things they left behind ; Material culture studies in America, 1876-1976 / Thomas J. Schlereth -- American studies : words or things? / John A. Kouwenhoven -- The challenge of the artifact / William B. Hesseltine -- Manuscripts and manufacts / Wilcomb E. Washburn -- The use of objects in historical research / John T. Schlebecker -- Culture, history, and artifact / Steven M. Beckow -- Folk art / Henry Glassie -- The connoisseurship of artifacts / Charles F. Montgomery -- The six requirements for design / David Pye -- Artifact study : a proposed model / E. McClung Fleming -- Axioms for reading the landscape : some guides to the American scene / Peirce F. Lewis -- Pop pedagogy : looking at the coke bottle / Craig Gilborn -- Death's head, cherub, urn and willow / James Deetz and Edwin S. Dethlefsen -- Meaning in artifacts : hall furnishings in Victorian America / Kenneth L. Ames -- The "industrial revolution" in the home : household technology and social change in the twentieth century / Ruth Schwartz Cowan --
Building in wood in the Eastern United States : a time-place perspective / Fred Kniffen and Henry Glassie -- The service station in America : the evolution of a vernacular form / Bruce A. Lohof -- An Indiana subsistence craftsman / Willard B. Moore -- Monuments and myths : three American arches / Joseph F. Trimmer -- Chicago through a camera lens : an essay on photography as history / Glen E. Holt -- Embellishing a life of labor : an interpretation of the material culture of American working-class homes, 1885-1915 / Lizabeth A. Cohen -- Immaterial material culture : the implications of experimental research for folklife museums / Jay A. Anderson -- In praise of archaeology : le projet du garbage / William L. Rahje -- Tin* can archaeology / Robert Ascher -- Material culture studies in America : a selective bibliographical essay / Thomas J. Schlereth.


Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History


xvi, 419 p. ; 24 cm.


Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 341-352.
Rodris Roth Library.


0910050678 (pbk.)
0910050619 (hard)

Call Number

Roth E169.1.M416 1982


United States
United States.