The American Family Home, 1800-1960 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- The University of North Carolina Press
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 the fear of standardization and homogenization, the middle class has persisted in viewing the single-family home as the main symbol of independence as as the distinguishing sign of having achieved middle-class status.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
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About the Author
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.
What People are Saying About This
A stimulating book, one that should appeal to readers interested in architecture as well as in family or women's history.North Carolina Historical Review
An excellent and needed study of the important relation between houses and the fabric of American family life.Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Scripps College