Material Culture Studies in AmericaThe country’s leading authority on use of artifactual evidence in historical research collects twenty-five classic essays and gives his overview of the field of material culture.

Material Culture Studies in America combines twenty-five distinctive essays by American scholars that fully explore how to use artifacts and material culture evidence in historical research. In five sections, the book provides a historical context in which the reader can evaluate the work of past and present researchers in the field, provides statements of theory advocating the use of object in historical research; presents a selection of classic research models and innovative material culture studies and concludes with a bibliographical essay by Schlereth for further exploration of the subject.

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