The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (September 21, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 528 pages

File size: 13.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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