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Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience

by David R. Brigham

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Tracing the 1786 development of Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum as an educational institution, as a business, and as a form of entertainment, Brigham shows how this "world in miniature" helped define the terms of participation in early national cultural institutions. book features the lives and work of the great journalists Who brought news of the war from the European and Pacific theaters to the homefront -- reporters, photographers, and cartoonists including Ernie Pyle, Edward R. Murrow, Helen Kirkpatrick, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Bill Mauldin, and Ernest Hemingway. Introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert. With a new epilogue. In 1943 two young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 bomber production line. First published in 1944, Slacks and Calluses is an on-the-spot account of how two women assumed the wartime roles that would change society, coping with tractional attitudes they encountered along the way.… (more)
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Tracing the 1786 development of Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum as an educational institution, as a business, and as a form of entertainment, Brigham shows how this "world in miniature" helped define the terms of participation in early national cultural institutions. book features the lives and work of the great journalists Who brought news of the war from the European and Pacific theaters to the homefront -- reporters, photographers, and cartoonists including Ernie Pyle, Edward R. Murrow, Helen Kirkpatrick, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Bill Mauldin, and Ernest Hemingway. Introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert. With a new epilogue. In 1943 two young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 bomber production line. First published in 1944, Slacks and Calluses is an on-the-spot account of how two women assumed the wartime roles that would change society, coping with tractional attitudes they encountered along the way.

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