The American home : material culture, domestic space, and family life / edited by Eleanor McD. Thompson.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




viii, 323 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Prefabricated houses


Thompson, Eleanor McD.


"Appearance and effect is everything" : the James River houses of Samuel, Joseph, and George Cabell / Marlene Elizabeth Heck -- Racial equality begins at home : Frederick Douglass's challenge to American domesticity / Sarah Luria -- Manufacturing and marketing the American bungalow : the Aladdin Company, 1906-20 / Scott Erbes -- Household encounters : servants, slaves, and mistresses in early Washington / Barbara G. Carson, Ellen Kirven Donald, Kym S. Rice -- Everyday life on a Berkshire County hill farm : documentation from the 1794-1835 diary of Sarah Snell Bryant of Cummington, Massachusetts / Jane C. Nylander -- The Madisons at Montpelier : a presidential duplex in the Virginia Piedmont / Conover Hunt -- Own your own home : S.E. Gross, the great domestic promoter / Emily Clark -- Standard of living in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake : an archeological perspective / Dennis J. Pogue -- The evolution of the house in early Virginia / Jan K. Gilliam -- "In the middle of this poverty some cups and a teapot" : the furnishing of slave quarters at colonial Williamsburg / Martha B. Katz-Hyman -- "They are very handy" : kitchen furnishings, 1875-1920 / Olive Blair Graffam -- The wealth of a rebellion that was : the material culture and domestic space of Bacon's rebellion in Virginia, 1677 / John H. Sprinkle, Jr. -- Safety and danger in a Puritan home : life in the Hull-Sewall house, 1676-1717 / Marion Nelson Winship -- Race, realism, and the documentation of the rural home during America's Great Depression / James C. Curtis -- Scrapbook houses : a late nineteenth-century children's view of the American home / Rodris Roth.


Winterthur, DE : Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum ;
Hanover, NH : Distributed by University Press of New England


viii, 323 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


Includes bibliographical references.
Rodris Roth Library.


0912724498 (cloth)

Call Number

Roth NA8480.A63 1998
Stacks NA8480.A63 1998 c. 2

Other People and Orgs

Aladdin Company.


United States.


1st ed.