The American Family Home, 1800-1960

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UNC Press Books, 1986 - History - 281 pages
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In the nineteenth century, architects and family reformers launched promotional campaigns portraying houses no longer as simply physical structures in which families lived but as emblems for family cohesiveness and identity. Clark explains why, despite th
 

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Professors Gowans and Clark (History of Art and American Studies respectively) have each authored a scholarly treatment of the American home in its cultural context. Both books include analyses of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
xi
Reforming the Foundations of Society
3
Dreams and Realities
37
The Suburban Neighborhood Ideal
72
The House as Artistic Expression
103
Modernizing the House and Family
131
The Bungalow Craze
171
Ranch House Modern
193
The American Family Home and the American Dream
237
TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF CATESBY
1
NEWTONIAN IN AMERICA
34
MARK CATESBY AND THE PATRONAGE OF NATURAL HISTORY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
91
MARK CA TESB Y AND THE CULTURE OF GARDENS
147
THE IMPACT OF MARK CATESBYS PLANT INTRODUCTIONS ON ENGLISH GARDENS OI THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
184
MARK CATESBYS RESPONSE TO ENITRONMENTAL INTERCHANGE AND COLONIAL EXPANSION
228
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The Suburban Complex
217

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Clifford Edward Clark Jr., is M. A. and A. D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College. He is author of Henry Ward Beecher: Spokesman for a Middle-Class America.

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