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vii Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: Hunting for Alice Morse Earle 1 1. Family Matters 16 2. Parlor Culture, Public Culture 33 3. New England Kismet 63 4. The China Hunter 86 5. Writing the Past 112 6. Home Life and History 137 7. Remembering the Garden 157 8. Genealogy and the Quest for an Inherited Future 178 9. Toward a New Public History 205 Conclusion 226 Notes 233 Chronological Bibliography of Alice Morse Earle’s Works 295 Index 301 “This page intentionally left blank” ...


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  • Earle, Alice Morse, 1851-1911.
  • Historians -- United States -- Biography.
  • Women historians -- United States -- Biography.
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775 -- Historiography.
  • New England -- Social life and customs -- To 1775 -- Historiography.
  • Material culture -- United States -- Historiography.
  • Home economics -- United States -- Historiography.
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