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Author Van Horn, Jennifer, author.

Title The power of objects in eighteenth-century British America / by Jennifer Van Horn.

Published Chapel Hill Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.25 VANH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 428 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. [Van Horn] investigates these diverse artifacts--from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices--to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. In this interdisciplinary transatlantic study, artifacts emerge as key players in the formation of Anglo-American communities and eventually of American citizenship"--
Other author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, issuing body.
Subject United States -- Antiquities -- 18th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
United States -- Civilization -- 18th century.
ISBN 9781469629568 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469629575 (ebook)