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Early American Material Culture: Books Online : Home

Following are lists of books publicly available online on the topics of Early American (pre-1850) architecture, furniture, metalwork, pottery, more.

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This guide provides links to full text books related to Colonial American material culture.  These are primarily late 19th and early 20th century publications about the topic.  The books are provided through digitization projects such as Google Books, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, as well as the UW-Madison's Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.

Within each subsection, books are arranged chronologically by publication date.

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