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Domesticating History

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Domesticating History by Patricia West
  • Paperback $27.95

    May 17, 1999 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $26.99

    Sep 03, 2013 | 256 Pages

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“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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