Artifacts from Modern America, 1st Edition

  • Helen Sheumaker
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  • ISBN-10: 1440846839
  • ISBN-13: 9781440846830
  • DDC: 973.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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About

Overview

This intriguing book examines how material objects of the 20th century—ranging from articles of clothing to tools and weapons, communication devices, and toys and games—reflect dominant ideas and testify to the ways social change happens.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Daily Life through Artifacts.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
How to Evaluate Artifacts.
Chronology.
Communications.
1: Brownie Holiday Camera.
2: Eversharp Screw Cap Fountain Pen.
3: Princess Telephone.
4: Sony TR-610 Portable Radio.
5: TRS-80 Personal Computer.
6: Typewriter.
Cooking, Food, and Drink.
7: Bob’s Big Boy.
8: Cellophane.
9: Coffee Percolator.
10: Kelvinator Microwave Radarange.
11: Telescoping Shopping Cart.
Entertainment.
12: Atari 2600 Video Game Console and Packaging.
13: Popular Paperbacks.
14: Portable Gramophone.
15: Superman Comic Book.
Grooming, Clothing, and Accessories.
16: Drene Shampoo.
17: Lorna Doone Patched Blue Jeans.
18: Max Factor Lipstick.
19: Nike Running Shoes.
20: Schick Electric Razor.
21: Variation Maidenform Brassiere.
Health and Medicine.
22: Antibiotics Penicillin Sample.
23: Craven “A” Ashtray.
24: Custer Electric Wheelchair.
25: Enovid Birth Control Pill.
Household Items.
26: Air Conditioner.
27: Hoover Vacuum Cleaner.
28: Moonshine Still.
29: Refrigerator.
Political and Civic Life.
30: Environmental Movement Buttons.
31: Gay Pride Button.
32: General Motors TDH-3610 Diesel Bus.
33: Instructional Voting Machine.
34: Votes for Women Literature Bag.
Religion.
35: The Bible Story.
36: Commemorative Ribbon.
37: Muhammad Ali Robes.
Tools and Weapons.
38: Children’s Gas Masks, World War I.
39: Electric Chair.
40: First Fordson Tractor.
41: Gun/Police Revolver.
Transportation.
42: Boeing 367-80 “Dash 80” Airplane.
43: Gas Ration Card, World War II.
44: Ken Kesey’s Merry Prankster Bus.
45: Orbiter.
46: Pullman Railroad Car.
47: Schwinn Starlet Bicycle.
48: Trav-L-Coach House Trailer.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.