Awarded the prestigious 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award for the U.S. History category, Homefront & Battlefield provides an intriguing and absorbing look at the most divisive period in American history using textile-related artifacts, images, diaries and letters to tell the compelling personal stories of the war. The book's incredible depth of work and level of detail provide a fresh and unique way of viewing the Civil War, one of the most documented historical periods in America. When civil war broke out in America in 1861, the very fabric of life was altered. Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War connects deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the Civil War with the broader national context and history, examining how textiles were both an expression of and a motivating force behind American politics and culture during the Civil War. Authored by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett, the book enables the reader to gain a better understanding of every aspect of the war through the lens of textiles, strengthening the American understanding of the complex issues at the center of the conflict and humanizing the war through objects that carry culture and meaning beyond their surface value.
Descrizione libro American Textile History Museu, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110937474053