The gentleman's house in the British Atlantic world, 1680-1780 / Stephen Hague (Rowan University, USA).

Hague, Stephen G. (Stephen George), 1967- author.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
xvi, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Gentry -- Dwellings -- United States -- History.
Gentry -- Dwellings -- Great Britain -- History.
Dwellings -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Dwellings -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Social change -- United States -- History.
Social change -- Great Britain -- History.
Social mobility -- United States -- History.
Social mobility -- Great Britain -- History.
ARCHITECTURE / History / General.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775).
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century.
HISTORY / Social History.
Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Authors' inscriptions (Provenance)
"The eighteenth-century Georgian mansion holds a fascination in both Britain and America. Between the late seventeenth century and 1780, compact classical houses developed as a distinct architectural type. From small country estates to provincial towns and their outskirts, 'gentlemen's houses' proliferated in Britain and its American colonies. The Gentleman's House analyses the evolution of these houses and their owners to tell a story about incremental social change in the British Atlantic world. It challenges accounts of the newly wealthy buying large estates and overspending on houses and material goods. Instead, gentlemen's houses offer a new interpretation of social mobility characterized by measured growth and demonstrate that colonial Americans and provincial Britons made similar house building and furnishing choices to confirm their status in British society. This book is essential reading for social, cultural, and architectural historians, curators, and historic house-enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher.
The Gentleman's House in Context
Building Status
Situating Status
Arranging Status
Furnishing Status
Enacting Status
Social Strategies and Gentlemanly Networks.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Athenaeum's copy inscribed by the author.
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
9781137378378 (hardback)
1137378379 (hardback)
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