Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. This volume investigates these diverse artifacts - from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices - to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire.
Jennifer Van Horn is assistant professor of art history at George Mason University, where she also teaches for the Smithsonian-Mason Master's Degree Program in the History of Decorative Arts.
Jennifer van Horn
The University of North Carolina Press
Date of Publication
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia