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Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830

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Hardback, condition: used very good++. Dj not price clipped, light shelf wear. Pages clean and bright. Includes numerous illustrations and bibliographic notes. Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This ground breaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.

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Author(s):
Styles, J and Vickery, A
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x19cm
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300116594
ISBN-13:
9780300116595
Number of pages:
358
Publisher:
Yale University Press, 2006
Title:
Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830

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Hardback, condition: used very good++. Dj not price clipped, light shelf wear. Pages clean and bright. Includes numerous illustrations and bibliographic notes. Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This ground breaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.

Author(s):
Styles, J and Vickery, A
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x19cm
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300116594
ISBN-13:
9780300116595
Number of pages:
358
Publisher:
Yale University Press, 2006
Title:
Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830

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