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Rockingham Ware in American Culture, 1830-1930 Reading Historical Artifacts

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ISBN-10: 1584654120

ISBN-13: 9781584654124

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jane Perkins Claney

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Rockingham ware was an inexpensive brown-glazed ceramic that was ubiquitous in America from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth century. Popular as an antique today, it is regularly sold at venues ranging from flea markets to antique shows. Despite its prevalence in American life for nearly a century and its continued presence as a collector's item, little has been written on this subject of vast interest to collectors, museum curators, historians, and archaeologists. Jane Perkins Claney has written the first and only full-scale study of Rockingham ware to consider not just its history as a manufactured object but also its role in domestic life. Both an artifact study and a case…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Plates, Figures, and Tables
Preface: Rockingham Ware in the United States
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Role of Context in Artifact Interpretation
Reading Historical Artifacts
Defining Rockingham Ware
The Americanization of Rockingham Ware
The Niche Market for Rockingham Ware
Rockingham Ware and Gender Identity
Rockingham Ware and Class
Rockingham Ware in Rural America
Conclusion
Archaeological Database
Notes
Bibliography
Index