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Category: History -> American History -> Inventory #21888
Keepers of the Flame :The Role of Fire in American Culture 1775-1925
Hindle Hazen, Margaret & M.Hazen, Robert
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Place: Princeton
Year: 1992
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 0691048096
Binding: Cloth
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
To examine the cultural context of fire in "combustible America" gathered more than 100 illustrations, most never before published, together with anecdotes and information from hundreds of original sources, including newspapers, diaries, company records, popular fiction, art and music.The result is an encyclopaedic history that ranges from stories of the tragic 'great fires' of the century to fire imagery in folktales and popular literature. Dealing more with technology than with fire in nature, the book provides a vast amount of information on fire manipulation and prevention in everyday life, discussing the people who worked with fire and against it. 281pp.
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