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Annie Burr Lewis Fund

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 532 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: BX4705.W47, 255.974009714092
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Most widely held works by Annie Burr Lewis Fund
The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Ann M. Little( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eye-opening biography of a woman at the intersection of three distinct cultures in colonial America. Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696-1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in the tribe. At age twelve, she was enrolled at a French-Canadian Ursuline convent, where she would spend the rest of her life, eventually becoming the order's only foreign-born mother superior. Among these three major cultures of colonial North America, Wheelwright's life was exceptional: border-crossing, multilingual, and multicultural
Jean Rondelet : the architect as technician by Robin Middleton( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though engineers, architects and even landscape designers had staked out fields of operation for themselves in the seventeenth century such professions were in flux well into the eighteenth century. The same man might still operate in all of these fields. But by the middle of the century professional boundaries were becoming clearer. Jean Rondelet took up his career in 1770, working for Jacques-Germain Soufflot, architect of the most conspicuous and structurally daring church of the period, Sainte-Genevieve, now known as the Pantheon, in Paris. Rondelet assumed the role of technical expert, taking on more and more control not only of the structural design but of the site organisation as well. And he was to dedicate his life to these tasks. For the church became a focus of structural debate that became increasingly partisan and acrimonious when faults in the structure threatened a total collapse of the dome. Architects and engineers found distinct voices for themselves in the ensuing uproar. Rondelet emerged, not quite the victor, but the man commissioned to ensure structural stability." "This book, the first devoted to Rondelet, tells the story of the most celebrated architectural debate of the century. It also examines Rondetlet's career in full, his publications and his long lasting influence on the training of architects and the administration of architectural practice in France. More than any other architect Rondelet represents the era of change during which the foundations for modern architectural theory and practice were laid."--Jacket
Sleep in early modern England by Sasha Handley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society
Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world by Zara Anishanslin( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the 18th century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labour and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of 4 identifiable people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain's few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant's wife and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire
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Jean Rondelet : the architect as technician