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Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy, by Nancy Carlisle

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Nancy Carlisle

In a lively and readable text, Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle, a nationally recognized expert in the study of American material culture, offers poignant stories of both famous and forgotten players in New England's story. She presents more than 175 visually stunning objects, examines their roles as beloved treasures in peoples' lives, and shows how they give us a nuanced perspective on the past. The objects are selected from one of the nation's most important collections of fine and decorative arts, that of Historic New England , a museum of cultural history with 35 historic house museums across the region. The collections, which include more than 120,000 objects and half a million photographs, are the most important in the nation for the study of New England material life. This beautifully illustrated and engagingly written catalogue of Historic New England's finest holdings provides new evidence of the way the objects with which we surround ourselves reflect both who we are and where we are from. Over three hundred full-color photographs and fifty black and white images.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Cherished Possessions

New England's People

New England Climate and Landscape

Before the revolution 1650-1777

  • Religion
  • Community

Revolution 1775-1783

Early Nation 1790-1820

  • New Englanders Abroad
  • Art and Industry

Growth, Innovation, and Reform 1820-1930

  • Slavery and Abolitionism

Modernism and Antiquarianism 1930-1970

Bibliography

Index

 

 

 

 

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5.60 LBS
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ISBN
978-0970639486

Page Count
448 pages, color illustrations

Publication date
2003

Binding
Cloth binding with slipcover