Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material

Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material: A bibliography of print criticism divided in categories designed to provide teachers and students a starting place for class preparation and research projects complied by Edward J. Gallagher up to 1999. For Recent Publications in the field of Early American studies, please consult: The Society of Early Americanists Page of Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Journals. Thank you.

Material Culture

with special thanks to Karen Parsons

Ammerman, David L., and Philip D. Morgan. Books About Early America: 2001 Titles. Williamsburg: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1989.

Beckerdite, Luke, and William Hosley, eds. American Furniture, 1995. Hanover: UP of New England, 1995.

Brown, Richard D. Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.

Bushman, Richard L. The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Campbell, Edward, and Kim Ryce, eds. Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1990.

Carson, Barbara. Ambitious Appetites: Dining, Behavior, and Patters of Consumption in Federal Washington. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990.

Carson, Cary, Ronald Hoffman, and Peter J. Albert, eds. Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1994.

DeCunzo, LuAnn, and Bernard Herman, eds. Historical Archaeology and the Study of American Culture. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1996.

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life. New York: Norton, 1977.

The Great River: Art and Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820. Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1985.

Hewitt, Benjamin, et al. The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America. New Haven: Yale UP, 1982.

Hutchins, Catherine, ed. Everyday Life in the Early Republic. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1994.

Ludwig, Allan I. Graven Images: New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1966.

Martin, Ann Smart, ed. Material Culture in Early America. Spec. issue of William and Mary Quarterly 53.1 (1996): 3-180.

Martin, Ann Smart, and Ritchie Garrison, eds. American Material Culture: The Shape of the Field. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum: 1997.

Prown, Jules. “Style as Evidence.” Winterthur Portfolio 15 (1980): 197-210.

Quimby, Ian, ed. The Craftsman in Early America. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1984.

St. George, Robert Blair, ed. Material Life in America, 1600-1800. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1988.

Schlereth, Thomas J., ed. Material Culture Studies in America. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1982.

Schoelwer, Susan P., ed. Lions and Eagles and Bulls: Early American Tavern and Inn Signs from the Connecticut Historical Society. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2000.

Shields, David S. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997

Spector, Janet. What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.

Stabile, Susan M. Memory’s Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America. Ithaca: Cornell U, 2004.

Swan, Susan. Plain and Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1650-1850. Austin: Curious Works Press, 1995.

Sweeney, Kevin. “Mansion People: Kinship, Class, and Architecture in Western Massachusetts in the Mid Eighteenth Century.” Winterthur Portfolio 19 (1984): 232-55.

Thompson, Eleanor, ed. The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space and Family Life. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1998.

Ward, Gerald, ed. Perspectives on American Furniture. Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1988.

Wenger, Mark. “The Dining Room in Early Virginia.” Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture,III. Ed. Thomas Carter and Bernard Herman. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1989. 149-59