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Author Anishanslin, Zara, author
Title Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world / Zara Anishanslin
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N7592.4 A599 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001267236
 人文社會聯圖  N7592.4 .A657 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020521480
Descript viii, 421 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain's few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying, and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire. Investigating a range of subjects including self-fashioning, identity, natural history, politics, and trade, Anishanslin makes major contributions both to the study of material culture and to our ongoing conversation about how to write history
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-401) and index
Subject Portraits, American -- 18th century
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects
Material culture in art
Material culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Commerce -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 18th century
Atlantic Ocean Region -- Commerce -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Feke, Robert, approximately 1705-1750
Garthwaite, Anna Maria
Story, Ann, 1684-1710
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