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In the looking glass mirrors and identity in early America

Author: Rebecca K Shrum
Publisher: Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The evolving technology of the looking glass -- First glimpses : mirrors in seventeenth-century New England -- Looking glass ownership in early America -- Reliable mirrors and troubling visions : nineteenth-century white -- Understandings of sight -- Fashioning whiteness -- Mirrors in black and red -- Epilogue
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Named Person: Spiegel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca K Shrum
ISBN: 9781421423128 142142312X 9781421423135 1421423138
OCLC Number: 1011095253
Description: 221 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
Contents: Introduction1. The Evolving Technology of the Looking Glass2. First Glimpses3. Looking-Glass Ownership in Early America4. Reliable Mirrors and Troubling Visions5. Fashioning Whiteness6. Mirrors in Black and RedEpilogueAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex
Responsibility: Rebecca K. Shrum


Focusing on how mirrors were acquired in America and by whom, as well as the profound influence mirrors had, both individually and collectively, on the groups that embraced them, In the Looking Glass  Read more...
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