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Achieving again four hundred years, fabric lifestyles in the United States: An Encyclopedia is the 1st reference displaying what the research of fabric tradition finds approximately American society—revelations now not obtainable via conventional assets and methods.In approximately two hundred entries, the encyclopedia strains the background of artifacts, techniques and ideas, industries, peoples and cultures, cultural productions, ancient forces, sessions and kinds, non secular and secular rituals and traditions, and lots more and plenty extra. every body from researchers and curators to scholars and basic readers will locate instance after instance of ways the items and environments created or altered via people demonstrate as a lot approximately American existence as diaries, files, and texts.
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So the Berkshire society pursued a state subsidy and received $200 in 1817. When the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York legislatures began to subsidize all of their states’ agricultural societies two years later, fairs (as the shows were increasingly called) further developed in the region. State subsidies were unreliable; agricultural societies and fairs multiplied when funds were provided, and they became inactive, or died, when they were not. But in the long run growth was enormous. Initially local, fairs broadened their messages and their audiences after 1838, when the New York State Agricultural Society attempted the nation’s first state fair.
Susan A. Kern See also African American Foodways; Consumerism and Consumption; Ethnicity; Folklore and Folklife; Historic Preservation; Museums and Museum Practice; Race; Slavery References and Further Reading Ferguson, Leland. 1992. com 1800. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. , ed. 1990. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. , ed. 1985. The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life. Orlando, FL: Academic Press. Sobel, Mechal. 1987. The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in EighteenthCentury Virginia.
When the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York legislatures began to subsidize all of their states’ agricultural societies two years later, fairs (as the shows were increasingly called) further developed in the region. State subsidies were unreliable; agricultural societies and fairs multiplied when funds were provided, and they became inactive, or died, when they were not. But in the long run growth was enormous. Initially local, fairs broadened their messages and their audiences after 1838, when the New York State Agricultural Society attempted the nation’s first state fair.