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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

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

About the Author

Richard Lyman Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Emeritus, at Columbia University, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. He has also taught at Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware. His From Puritan to Yankee: Character and Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 won the Bancroft Prize in 1967. His other books include Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism (1984), winner of the Evans Biography Award; King and People in Provincial Massachusetts (1985); and The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (1992). A practicing Mormon, he lives in New York City with his wife, Claudia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679744146
Subtitle:
Persons, Houses, Cities
Author:
Bushman, Richard Lyman
Author:
Bushman, Richard L.
Author:
Bushman, Richard Lyman
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
House furnishings
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Material culture -- United States.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
history;material culture;architecture;cultural history;american history;19th century;18th century;colonial;non-fiction;social history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.05 in 1.05 lb

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