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Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life, Alexis McCrossen

Label
Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life
Title
Marking modern times
Title remainder
a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life
Statement of responsibility
Alexis McCrossen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Marking Modern Times, Alexis McCrossen relates how the American preoccupation with time led people from across social classes to acquire watches and clocks, and expands our understanding of the ways we have standardized time and have made timekeepers serve as political, social, and cultural tools in a society that not merely values time, but regards access to it as a natural-born right
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrossen, Alexis
Dewey number
681.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS543.U6
LC item number
M396 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clocks and watches
  • Clocks and watches
  • Clocks and watches
  • United States
Label
Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life, Alexis McCrossen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unveiling the jewelers' clock -- Time's tongue and hands: the first public clocks in the United States -- Clockwatching: the uneasy authority of clocks and watches in antebellum America -- Republican heirlooms, instruments of modern time discipline: pocket watches during and after the Civil War -- Noon, November 18, 1883: the abolition of local time, the debut of a national standard -- American synchronicity: turn-of-the-century tower clocks, street clocks, and time balls -- Monuments and monstrosities: the apex of the public clock era -- Content to look at my watch: the end of the public clock era
Control code
ocn809910985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780226014869
Lccn
2012045005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022148892
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226014869
  • (OCoLC)809910985
Label
Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life, Alexis McCrossen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unveiling the jewelers' clock -- Time's tongue and hands: the first public clocks in the United States -- Clockwatching: the uneasy authority of clocks and watches in antebellum America -- Republican heirlooms, instruments of modern time discipline: pocket watches during and after the Civil War -- Noon, November 18, 1883: the abolition of local time, the debut of a national standard -- American synchronicity: turn-of-the-century tower clocks, street clocks, and time balls -- Monuments and monstrosities: the apex of the public clock era -- Content to look at my watch: the end of the public clock era
Control code
ocn809910985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780226014869
Lccn
2012045005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022148892
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226014869
  • (OCoLC)809910985

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