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HIST/ANTH 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th C. U.S. (HC) Fall 2017

History/Anthropology 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th Century United States (Snyder) Fall 2017

Material Culture -- Supplemental Readings

Glassie, Henry, “Material Culture,” in Material Culture, (Bloomington : Indiana University Press), 1999.


Lubar, Steven and Kingery, W. David, History from Things: Essays on Material Culture, (Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press), 1993.


Miller, Daniel, Material Culture and Mass Consumption, Oxford : Blakwell Publishing), 1987.


Schlereth, Thomas J. Cultural History & Material Culture: Everyday Life, Landscapes, Museums, (Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press), 1992. Parts I and II.


Petroski, Henry, The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts From Forks to Pins to Paperclips to Zippers Came to Be as They Are, (New York : Random House), 1994.

Collections, Links, Images & Background

Major Image Collections for U.S. History