Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History

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Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 168 pages
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This volume in the Nearby History series helps the reader document the history of a home. The reader will learn to examine written records, oral testimonies, visual sources, and the house's surroundings. The author covers American housing patterns, the individual characteristics of houses in different regions, construction techniques and materials, household technology, and family life styles. Houses and Homes is Volume 2 in The Nearby History Series.
  

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Contents

Why Explore a Homes History?
xiii
A Homes Setting
7
The Home Itself
21
Written Records
37
Oral and Visual Sources
57
Interpreting the Clues
75
Achieving the American Dream in Housing
77
The Regional House
95
Construction Techniques and Materials
107
Household Technology
125
Families at Home
133
Putting Together a House History
145
Index
157
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