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HIST 252 History & Material Culture

Focuses on the role of objects in American history - the importance of the key fabrics, tools, possessions, built environments, and products used. How do we integrate artifacts into our understanding of the historical record? How have museums, in particular, selected, preserved, and displayed historical artifacts to shape our understanding of our collective past? Examines how material culture interacts with gender, race, class, privacy, and technological change.



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