REFINEMENT OF AMERICA, THE PERSONS, HOUSES, CITIES

By: BUSHMAN, RICHARD L.

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This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material world from mansions and silverware to etiquette books, city planning, and sentimental novels, Richard L. Bushman shows how a set of values originating in aristocratic court culture gradually permeated almost every stratum of American society and served to prevent the hardening of class consciousness. A work of immense and richly nuanced learning, "The Refinement of America" newly illuminates every facet of both our artifacts and our values.

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Title: REFINEMENT OF AMERICA, THE PERSONS, HOUSES, CITIES

Author Name: BUSHMAN, RICHARD L.

Categories: U. S. History, Presidents & Civil War,

Publisher: KNOPF:

ISBN Number: 0394550102

ISBN Number 13: 9780394550107

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 238074

Description: C 1992 HARDBACK IN JACKET, INK ON PASTEDOWN, ELSE GOOD+ KNOPF [BUSHMAN, RICHARD L.] PERSONS, HOUSES, CITIES

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