1st Edition

Mistresses of the Transient Hearth
American Army Officers' Wives and Material Culture, 1840-1880

ISBN 9780415650199
Published May 1, 2013 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the ways in which mid-19th Century American army officers' wives used material culture to confirm their status as middle-class women.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter One -- The Life of the Mind -- Chapter Two -- A Necessary Nuisance: Sartorial Concerns -- Chapter Three -- Dainties in the Larder -- Chapter Four -- I Never Objected to Entertaining Men -- Chapter Five -- Household Gods: the Essentials of Home Life -- Chapter Six -- Taps -- Appendix One -- Appendix Two -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Robin D. Campbell