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    Home in America : on loss and retrieval / Thomas Dumm.
    by Dumm, Thomas L., author.
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2019]
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  • Home -- United States -- History.
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  • Home in popular culture -- United States -- History.
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  • Home in literature.
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  • United States -- Race relations -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9780674057715
    0674057716
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    xi, 297 pages ; 22 cm
    Contents: 
    Prologue: Dad -- Habitations of the human -- Thomas Jefferson's Monticello -- Henry David Thoreau's Walden -- Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House -- Emily Dickinson's House of Possibility -- Herman Wallace's Dream House -- Epilogue: Mom, revisited.
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    Home as an imagined refuge. Home as a place of mastery and domination. Home as a destination and the place we try to escape from. Thomas Dumm explores these distinctively American understandings of home. He takes us from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Laura Ingalls Wilder's little house on the prairie and Emily Dickinson's homestead, and finally to the house Herman Wallace imagined and that sustained him during his forty-one years of solitary confinement at Angola State Penitentiary. Dumm argues that it is impossible to separate the comforting and haunting aspects of home. Each chapter reveals a different dimension of the American experience of home: slavery at Monticello, radical individuality at Walden, Indian-hating in the pioneer experience, and the power of remembering and imagining home in extreme confinement as a means of escape. Hidden in these homes are ghosts - enslaved and imprisoned African Americans, displaced and massacred Native Americans, subordinated homemakers, all struggling to compose their lives in a place called home. (Publisher)
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