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Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature

William A. Gleason


This book examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. The book explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space pri ... More

Keywords: American culture, American architecture, race relations, American writing, built environment, architectural space, domestic architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814732465
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William A. Gleason, author