Domesticating History

Paperback $27.95

Smithsonian Books | May 17, 1999 | 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781560988366

  • Paperback$27.95

    Smithsonian Books | May 17, 1999 | 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781560988366

  • Ebook$27.95

    Smithsonian Books | Sep 03, 2013 | 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588344250

Praise

“Extremely well-researched and judicious. . . . The most distinctive aspect of the book is the author’s persistent emphasis upon the political context that shaped the creation of those house museums. . . . [F]illed with delicious ironies.”—Michael Kammen, The Journal of American History

“[A] nuanced account. . . . [and] crisp little book.”—American Historical Review

Domesticating History will undoubtedly become required reading for students and teachers of public history, museum practitioners, and, I hope, historians of women and public life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well. The historical perspective West provides is especially welcome amid public perception that historic house museums are falling prey to pandemic political correctness.”—The Public Historian

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