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Ordering Boston’s Landscape

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Starting in the late 1820s, Unitarian intellectuals began to argue that vision was a miracle for the masses, a God-given channel of mental and moral self-culture. Steering parishioners between the ... More


City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive ... More


Introduction

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The introduction outlines the basic narrative of the book: how the Puritanical logocentrism of some of North America’s first English settlers yielded to the democratic ocularcentrism of today. More ... More


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