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272 Pages | 25 b/w illustrations

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197553480


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Useful Objects

Museums, Science, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

Reed Gochberg

  • Draws on a wide range of sources, from fiction, guidebooks, and periodicals to engravings, specimens, and artifacts
  • Considers the contributions to museum history of figures including Henry David Thoreau, Orra White Hitchcock, William Wells Brown, and Walt Whitman, among many others
  • Highlights broader debates, challenges, and questions that surrounded museum collections and emphasizes intersections between science, literature, and art