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Little White HousesHow the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America$
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Dianne Harris

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816653324

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001

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Magazine Lessons

Magazine Lessons

Publishing the Lexicon of White Domesticity

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Little White Houses

Dianne Harris

University of Minnesota Press

A detailed and in-depth analysis of the role played by text and images in selected postwar shelter, trade, and popular magazines, and their contribution to the production of a cultural iconography that associated ordinary houses with white, middle-class occupants.

Keywords:   Mid-century U.S. History, Postwar Houses, Postwar Design, Race, Class, Whiteness, Material Culture, Television, Spatial Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric

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