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At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Amy G. Richter


At Home in Nineteenth-Century America uses primary documentsto revisit the variety of places Americans called home—middle-class suburban houses, slave cabins, working-class tenements, frontier dugouts, urban settlement houses—and explore the shifting interpretations and experiences of these spaces from within and without. The selection and juxtaposition of primary sources compresses the insights of several historical fields and approaches, including house history, social history, and cultural history. It also draws heavily from the work of women’s history, particularly scholarship exploring th ... More

Keywords: domesticity, material culture, nineteenth-century America, home, primary documents, Victorian, house history, separate spheres, cultural history, women’s history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780814769133
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy G. Richter, author
Clark University