The Resource The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth
Title
The age of homespun
Title remainder
objects and stories in the creation of an American myth
Statement of responsibility
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Using objects that Americans have saved through the centuries and stories they have passed along, as well as histories teased from documents, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich chronicles the production of cloth--and of history--in early America. Under the singular and brilliant lens that Ulrich brings to this study, ordinary household goods--Indian baskets, spinning wheels, a chimneypiece, a cupboard, a niddy-noddy, bed coverings, silk embroidery, a pocketbook, a linen tablecloth, a coverlet and a rose blanket, and an unfinished stocking--provide the key to a transformed understanding of cultural encounter, frontier war, Revolutionary politics, international commerce, and early industrialization in America. We discover how ideas about cloth and clothing affected relations between English settlers and their Algonkian neighbors. We see how an English production system based on a clear division of labor--men doing the weaving and women the spinning--broke down in the colonial setting, becoming first marginalized, then feminized, then politicized, and how the new system both prepared the way for and was sustained by machine-powered spinning. Pulling these divergent threads together into a rich and revealing tapestry of--the age of homespun--Ulrich demonstrates how ordinary objects reveal larger economic and social structures, and, in particular, how early Americans and their descendants made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert identities, shape relationships, and create history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F8
LC item number
.U47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
  • New England
  • Neuengland
  • Neuengland
  • Textile fabrics
  • Textile crafts
  • Weaving
  • Clothing and dress
  • Material culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • Clothing and dress
  • Economic history
  • Material culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • Social conditions
  • Textile crafts
  • Textile fabrics
  • Weaving
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Textielkunst
  • Handwerk
  • Huishoudelijke artikelen
  • Dagelijks leven
  • Alltagskultur
  • Textilien
  • Alltagskultur
  • Textilien
Label
The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The age of homespun : Litchfield, Connecticut, 1851 -- An Indian basket : Providence, Rhode Island, 1676 -- Two spinning wheels in an old log house : Dover, New Hampshire, date unknown -- Hannah Barnard's cupboard : Hadley, Massachusetts, 1715 -- A chimneypiece : Boston, Massachusetts, 1753 -- Willie-nillie, niddy-noddy : Newburyport, Massachusetts, and New England, 1769 -- A bed rug and a silk embroidery : Colchester and Preston, Connecticut, 1775 -- Molly Ocket's pocketbook : Bethel, Maine, 1785 -- A linen tablecloth : New England in the early republic -- A counterpane and a rose blanket : Kennebunkport, Maine, and New England, 1810 -- A woodsplint basket: Rutland, Vermont, after 1821 -- An unfinished stocking : New England, 1837
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780679445944
Lccn
2001029862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46969845
  • (OCoLC)ocm46969845
Label
The age of homespun : objects and stories in the creation of an American myth, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The age of homespun : Litchfield, Connecticut, 1851 -- An Indian basket : Providence, Rhode Island, 1676 -- Two spinning wheels in an old log house : Dover, New Hampshire, date unknown -- Hannah Barnard's cupboard : Hadley, Massachusetts, 1715 -- A chimneypiece : Boston, Massachusetts, 1753 -- Willie-nillie, niddy-noddy : Newburyport, Massachusetts, and New England, 1769 -- A bed rug and a silk embroidery : Colchester and Preston, Connecticut, 1775 -- Molly Ocket's pocketbook : Bethel, Maine, 1785 -- A linen tablecloth : New England in the early republic -- A counterpane and a rose blanket : Kennebunkport, Maine, and New England, 1810 -- A woodsplint basket: Rutland, Vermont, after 1821 -- An unfinished stocking : New England, 1837
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780679445944
Lccn
2001029862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46969845
  • (OCoLC)ocm46969845

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