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The refinement of America :persons, houses, cities

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This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material world from mansions and silverware to etiquette books, city planning, and sentimental novels, Richard L. Bushman shows how a set of values originating in aristocratic court culture gradually permeated almost every stratum of American society and served to prevent the hardening of class consciousness. A work of immense and richly nuanced learning, The Refinement of America newly illuminates every facet of both our artifacts and our values.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-484) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394550107
Subtitle:
(persons, houses, cities )
Author:
Bushman, Richard L
Publisher:
Knopf :
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
House furnishings
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Material culture -- United States.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
1992
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xix, 504 p.

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