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The log cabin : an American icon / Alison K. Hoagland.

Author/creator Hoagland, Alison K., 1951- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxv, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation...Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as a practical shelter solution--easy to construct, built on the frontier's abundance of trees, and not necessarily meant to be permanent--and its evolving place in the public memory...In the twentieth century, the log cabin became ingrained in popular culture, serving as second homes and motels, as well as restaurants and shops striking a rustic note. The romantic view of the past, combined with the log cabin's simplicity, solidity, and compatibility with nature, has made it an enduring architectural and cultural icon."--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017038820
ISBN9780813940861 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0813940869 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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