Object Lessons

Object Lessons

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Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World examines the ways material things--objects and pictures--were used to reason about issues of morality, race, citizenship, and capitalism, as well as reality and representation, in the nineteenth-century United States. For modern scholars, an "object lesson" is simply a timeworn metaphor used to describe any sort of reasoning from concrete to abstract. But in the 1860s, object… (more)

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 12, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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