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The Arts And The American Home 1890 1930

Author : Jessica H. Foy
ISBN : 0870499076
Genre : Art
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Between 1890 and 1930, the daily life of the American family began to reflect rapid advances in technology, aesthetics, and attitudes about American culture. Pictorial, literary, musical, and decorative arts from this era all reveal a shift from clutter to clarity and from profusion to restraint as modern conveniences, ranging from pre-stamped needlework patterns to central heat, were introduced into the domestic environment. However, the household arts were also affected by an enduring strain of conservatism reflected in the popularity of historically inspired furnishing styles. In this collection of essays, ten experts in turn-of-the-century popular and material culture examine how the struggle between modernity and tradition was reflected in various facets of the household aesthetic. Their findings touch on sub-themes of gender, generation, and class to provide a fascinating commentary on what middle-class Americans were prepared to discard in the name of modernity and what they stubbornly retained for the sake of ideology. Through an examination of material culture and prescriptive literature from this period, the essayists also demonstrate how changes in artistic expression affected the psychological, social, and cultural lives of everyday Americans.
Category: Art

The American Home Front 1941 1942

Author : Alistair Cooke
ISBN : 9781555848149
Genre : History
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New York Times bestseller: This portrait of the United States at the beginning of World War II is “an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule” (The Washington Post). In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, illuminating our country for a global audience. Shortly before he passed away, a long-forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment. It was a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years. Published to stellar reviews, Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” (The Plain Dealer). A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage). “An interesting eyewitness record . . . It recalls transcontinental travel in the pre-interstate highway era, and with greater depth, social problems that Cooke detected beneath the win-the-war exhortations he encountered from coast to coast.” —Booklist
Category: History

The American Home

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ISBN : PSU:000065373132
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

The American Home Guard

Author : Barry M. Stentiford
ISBN : 1585441813
Genre : History
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Since colonial times Americans have used the militia to maintain local order during both war and peacetime. States have intermittently created, maintained, deployed, and disbanded countless militia organizations outside the scope of the better-known National Guard. Barry M. Stentiford tells the story of these militia units—variously called home guards, State Guard, National Guard Reserve, and State Defense Forces. Stentiford traces the evolution of the militia over the past century, demonstrating its transformation from an amalgamation of state militia units into the National Guard, a reserve of the army. Ironically, the very existence of the National Guard made the creation of other militia forces necessary during periods of war. The home guards or State Guard were organized to fill the vacuum left when the National Guard was called up, depriving states of an organized militia that could be mobilized for repelling invasions, suppressing riots, controlling strikes, or guarding the waterfront. Stentiford carefully analyzes the challenges that faced the State Guards as states sought to build their new militia with leftover men and material. He also examines the role of the State Guard: providing relief during and after natural disasters, providing military training for future draftees, and broadening participation in military units during wartime by giving a role to men who, because of their age or occupation, could not join the federal forces. The State Guard gained a new significance in the Cold War, especially as the political unpalatability of a draft and reductions in the size of the full-time military expanded the functions of the National Guard in military policy. Today modern state militias, born to an ancient tradition, must define a role for themselves in a society that increasingly views them as anachronistic. They mut also compete ideologically with so-called unorganized militias for the title of true heir to the American militia tradition.
Category: History

Making The American Home

Author : Marilyn Ferris Motz
ISBN : 087972434X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The transformation of a house into a home has been in our culture a traditional task of women. The articles examine this process as they reflected the role of American middle-class women as homemakers in the years 1840–1940.
Category: Family & Relationships

American Home

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ISBN : UCSD:31822022009286
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

American Home Garden

Author : Alexander Watson
ISBN : 9781429012973
Genre : Gardening
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""Alexander Watson's 1859 work is a general reference for the inexperienced gardener. The book is designed to provide information on all aspects of gardening, including fertilization, sowing, pruning, and diseases, so as to inspire people to begin their own gardens.""
Category: Gardening

American Home Life 1880 1930

Author : Jessica H. Foy
ISBN : 087049855X
Genre : History
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"In the pivotal decades around the turn of the century, American domestic life underwent dramatic alteration. From backstairs to front stairs, spaces and the activities within them were radically affected by shifts in the larger social and material environments. This volume, while taking account of architecture and decoration, moves us beyond the study of buildings to the study of behaviors, particularly the behaviors of those who peopled the middle-class, single-family, detached American home between 1880 and 1930." "The book's contributors study transformations in services (such as home utilities of power, heat, light, water, and waste removal) in servicing (for example, the impact of home appliances such as gas and electric ranges, washing machines, and refrigerators), and in serving (changes in domestic servants' duties, hours of work, racial and ethnic backgrounds)." "In blending intellectual and home history, these essays both examine and exemplify the perennial American enthusiasm for, as well as anxiety about, the meaning of modernity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

The Grand American Home

Author : WESKetch Architecture
ISBN : 9781864701814
Genre : Architecture
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This work is about the WESKetch architectural firm and the work of William E.S. Kaufman.
Category: Architecture

Fabio S American Home Kitchen

Author : Fabio Viviani
ISBN : 9781401330835
Genre : Cooking
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From the home kitchen of chef, restaurateur and media personality Fabio Viviani, more than 125 recipes for his favorite American dishes, infused with his own special Italian flair. Chef Fabio Viviani may have been born and raised in Florence, Italy, where he perfected the classic Italian cooking that has made him famous, but he has embraced the food of his new home with a passion. In FABIO'S AMERICAN HOME KITCHEN, he shares the Italian-inflected recipes that he cooks for family and friends. Written in Fabio's charming voice, with easy-to-follow instructions and ingredients that can be found in any well-stocked supermarket, the book also includes suggested menus as well as lists of recipes ranging from quick and easy to make-ahead, family-friendly, good for a crowd, and entertaining. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs throughout, FABIO'S AMERICAN HOME KITCHEN is a book that home cooks will reach for again and again.
Category: Cooking

The New American Home Cook Book

Author : R. E. Wakefield
ISBN : 9781429011990
Genre : Cooking
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"Mrs. Wakefield's 1881 work is a deceptively simple work of staple recipes for the home cook. Containing such basic recipes as ""Clear Macaroni Soup,"" ""Roux for Thickening All Kinds of Soups, Sauces, Gravies, etc., "" and ""To Bake a Ham,"" the work goes on to more advanced recipes that build upon the more simple ones. Designed to utilize more common ingredients, this work allows the cook to create inexpensive, yet still elegant meals. "
Category: Cooking

Classic Recipes American Home Cooking

Author : Wendy Hobson
ISBN : 9781782127345
Genre : Cooking
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Showcasing some of the most popular dishes across the States, American Home Cooking reveals just how interesting and exciting our cooking can be. From the spicy fish dishes of the Deep South to the creamy chowders of New England, and from the lightest angel cakes to mega-robust pumpkin pies, this selection of favorites is sure to be a winner with the family. *The perfect kitchen helpmate for cooks at all levels of ability, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, accompanied by mouthwatering color photographs. *All recipes make four servings and use readily available ingredients that can be found at your local store.
Category: Cooking

The Preservationist S Guide To Technological Change And The American Home 1600 1900

Author : Lee Perry
ISBN : 9780595010837
Genre : Architecture
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Book Description: This work is an exploration of American building technologies as they evolved during the period between colonial times and nineteen hundred. The manuscript consists of six chapters and an historical glossary of building construction related terms. The chapters cover technological developments in house framing, masonry materials and techniques, plumbing, heating, lighting, and architectural details and finishes. The glossary of terms follows the meanings of building terminology as it developed over the course of three centuries. The intent of this work is to create a detailed, if not utterly comprehensive, body of information tracing the way in which our homes changed as they mirrored the impact of technological change on all aspects of the American condition. We are and have been from the start, a nation of ardent techno junkies. The technological evolution of our homes offers a useful and clear metaphor through which to trace the evolution of our technological development and related national character, through primary focus on the concrete and practical aspects of the technologies of residential architecture. Author Bio: Lee comes from a New England background and has both a lifetime of building experience with historic structures and a formal advanced education in the field of historic preservation. For the past ten years he has worked as a project manager on a variety of high profile museum projects.
Category: Architecture

The American Home Diet

Author : Elmer Verner McCollum
ISBN : 1103308610
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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The American Home Diet An Answer To The Ever Present Question What Shall We Have For Dinner

Author : Elmer Verner B. McCollum
ISBN : 0353092584
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History