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

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-478) and index.

About the Author

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University. Formerly a professor of American history at the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of Good Wives (1982) and numerous articles and essays on early American history. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991 for A Midwifes Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785--1812. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, she has lived in New England since 1960. During her tenure as a MacArthur Fellow, she assisted in the production of a PBS documentary based on A Midwifes Tale. Her work is also featured on an award-winning Web site called dohistory.org. She and her husband, Gael Ulrich, are the parents of five grown children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679766445
Author:
Ulrich, Laurel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Ulrich, Laurel
Location:
New York
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Textile fabrics
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New england
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Textile crafts
Subject:
Industries - Textile Industry
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Industries - Fashion & Textile Industry
Subject:
New England Social conditions.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
history;textiles;material culture;new england;weaving;social history;women s history;crafts;spinning;non-fiction;american history;gender;women;women s studies;knitting;cultural history;americana;textile history;18th century;early america
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 02-03-044
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
165 ILLUSTRATIONS 4 MAPS
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1 in 1 lb

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