Age of Homespun Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth

ISBN-10: 0679766448
ISBN-13: 9780679766445
Edition: 2001
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Description: They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history. In an age when even meals are rarely made from scratch, homespun easily acquires the glow of nostalgia. The objects Ulrich investigates unravel those simplified illusions, revealing important clues to the culture and people who made them. Ulrich uses an Indian basket to explore the uneasy coexistence of native and colonial Americans. A piece of silk embroidery reveals racial and class distinctions, and two old spinning wheels illuminate the connections between colonial cloth-making and war. Pulling these divergent threads together, Ulrich demonstrates how early Americans made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert their identities, shape relationships, and create history.

Prologue
Introduction: The Age of Homespun: Litchfield, Connecticut, 1851
An Indian Basket: Providence, Rhode Island, 1676
Two Spinning Wheels in an Old Log House: Dover, New Hampshire, date unknown
Hannah Barnard's Cupboard: Hadley, Massachusetts, 1715
A Chimneypiece: Boston, Massachusetts, 1753
Willie-Nillie, Niddy-Noddy: Newburyport, Massachusetts, and New England, 1769
A Bed Rug and a Silk Embroidery: Colchester and Preston, Connecticut, 1775
Molly Ocket's Pocketbook: Bethel, Maine, 1785
A Linen Tablecloth: New England in the early republic
A Counterpane and a Rose Blanket: Kennebunkport, Maine, and New England, 1810
A Woodsplint Basket: Rutland, Vermont, after 1821
An Unfinished Stocking: New England, 1837
Afterword
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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