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The Resource Home in America : on loss and retrieval, Thomas Dumm

Home in America : on loss and retrieval, Thomas Dumm

Label
Home in America : on loss and retrieval
Title
Home in America
Title remainder
on loss and retrieval
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Dumm
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dumm, Thomas L.,
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ535
LC item number
.D76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home
  • Home in popular culture
  • Home in literature
  • United States
  • Home
  • Home in literature
  • Home in popular culture
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Home in America : on loss and retrieval, Thomas Dumm
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1110125695
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674057715
Lccn
2019017829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110125695
Label
Home in America : on loss and retrieval, Thomas Dumm
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1110125695
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674057715
Lccn
2019017829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110125695

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