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Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England
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A highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse, interdisciplinary volume adds to our understanding of visual representations of economic and cultural changes in New England as the region emerged as a global trading center, entering the highly prized East Indies trades. Examining a wide variety of commodities and forms including ceramics, textiles, engravings, paintings, architecture, and gardens, the contributors highlight New Englanders’ imperial ambitions in a wider world.

This book will appeal to a broad audience of historians and students of American visual art, as well as scholars and students of fine and decorative arts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Patricia Johnston and Caroline Frank
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1 | Emerging Imperial Aesthetics in Federal New England — An Introduction
  2. Patricia Johnston and Caroline Frank
  3. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part One: Political Geographics
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 2 | The Art of Tea, Revolution, and an American East Indies Trade
  2. Caroline Frank
  3. pp. 27-49
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  1. 3 | West from New England: Geographic Information and the Pacific in the Early Republic
  2. David Jaffee
  3. pp. 50-70
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  1. 4 | The Forgotten Connection: The Connecticut River Valley and the China Trade
  2. Amanda E. Lange
  3. pp. 71-96
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  1. Part Two: Commodities
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. 5 | Salem’s China Trade: “Pretty Presents” and Private Adventures
  2. Jessica Lanier
  3. pp. 99-118
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  1. 6 | “Shipped in Good Order”: Rhode Island’s China Trade Silks
  2. Madelyn Shaw
  3. pp. 119-133
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  1. 7 | The Story of A’fong Moy: Selling Chinese Goods in Nineteenth-Century America
  2. Nancy Davis
  3. pp. 134-154
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  1. Part Three: Domesticating Asia
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. 8 | Cultivating Meaning: The Chinese Manner in Early American Gardens
  2. Judy Bullington
  3. pp. 157-179
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  1. 9 | “Lavish Expenditure, Defeated Purpose”: Providence’s China Trade Mansions
  2. Thomas Michie
  3. pp. 180-194
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  1. 10 | Fabrics and Fashion of the India Trade at a Salem Sea Captain’s Wedding
  2. Paula Bradstreet Richter
  3. pp. 195-206
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  1. Part Four: Global Imaginaries
  2. pp. 207-208
  1. 11 | Drawing the Global Landscape: Captain Benjamin Crowninshield’s Voyage Logs
  2. Patricia Johnston
  3. pp. 209-230
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  1. 12 | Capturing the Pacific World: Sailor Collections and New England Museums
  2. Mary Malloy
  3. pp. 231-250
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  1. 13 | Beyond Hemp: The Manila-SalemTrade, 1796–1858
  2. Florina H. Capistrano-Baker
  3. pp. 251-264
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  1. Part Five: Global Productions
  2. pp. 265-266
  1. 14 | Osceola’s Calicoes
  2. Elizabeth Hutchinson
  3. pp. 267-287
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  1. 15 | From Salem to Zanzibar: Cotton and the Cultures of Commerce, 1820–1861
  2. Anna Arabindan-Kesson
  3. pp. 288-303
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  1. 16 | Luxury and the Downfall of Civilization in Thomas Cole’s Course of Empire
  2. Alan Wallach
  3. pp. 304-318
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 319-322
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 323-326
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  1. Images
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