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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE:
    • The Politics of Dollhood in Nineteenth-Century America
  • CHAPTER TWO:
    • Masculinity, Technology, and the Doll Economy, 1860-1906
  • CHAPTER THREE:
    • In the Dolls' House
    • The Material maternalism of Martha Chase, 1889-1914
  • CHAPTER FOUR:
    • Marketing a Campbell Kids Culture
    • Engendering New Kid Dolls, 1902-1914
  • CHAPTER FIVE:
    • New Women and Talismen
    • Rose O'Neill adn the Kewpies, 1909-1914
  • CHAPTER SIX:
    • Forging the Modern American Doll Industry, 1914-1929
  • CHAPTER SEVEN:
    • Children's Day
    • Constructing a Consumer Culture for Girls, 1900-1930
  • EPILOGUE:
    • Agents or Agency
    • Dolls in Modern America Since 1930
  • Notes
  • Index

Title: Made to Play House: Dolls and the Commercialization of American Girlhood, 1830-1930
Author: Miriam Formaneck-Brunell
Publication Date: TPB:1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD
Page Count: 233
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9" x 6"
ISBN: 0-8018-6062-8

SUMMARY- This is not a doll making book. It is a history book on commercial dollmaking, and the political and social ramifications brought into play by male and female doll makers. I found it very thought provoking. If you have a cultural interest in historical context, this is a lovely read. The author asks a lot of questions that never would have occured to me, and while I don't always agree with her answers - she opens a dialogue worth pursuing.

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