Inventing Boston: Design, Production, And Consumption, 1680-1720

June 18, 2019|
Inventing Boston: Design, Production, And Consumption, 1680-1720 by Edward Cooke
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During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Boston was both a colonial capital and the third most important port in the British empire, trailing only London and Bristol. Boston was also an independent entity that pursued its own interests and articulated its own identity while selectively appropriating British culture and fashion. This revelatory book examines period dwellings, gravestones, furniture, textiles, ceramics, and silver, revealing through material culture how the inhabitants of Boston were colonial, provincial, metropolitan, and global, all at the same time. Edward S. Cooke, Jr.’s detailed account of materials and furnishing practices demonstrates that Bostonians actively filtered ideas and goods from a variety of sources, combined them with local materials and preferences, and constructed a distinct sense of local identity, a process of hybridization that, the author argues, exhibited a conscious desire to shape a culture as a means to resist a distant, dominant power.
Title:Inventing Boston: Design, Production, And Consumption, 1680-1720Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:232 pages, 10.5 X 9 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:232 pages, 10.5 X 9 X 0.98 inPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030023211X

ISBN - 13:9780300232110

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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