Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830 John Styles

ISBN: 9780300116595

Published: February 28th 2007

Hardcover

368 pages


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Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830  by  John Styles

Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830 by John Styles
February 28th 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780300116595 | 10.70 Mb

Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a commonMoreBetween 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion.

Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This groundbreaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions.

In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.



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