An invaluable resource for readers interested in architecture and design that demonstrates how the construction, form, and function of key structures in the 19th-century influenced American social, political, economic, and intellectual life.
• Discusses 19th-century U.S. landmarks in the context of key events and topics in history
• Guides readers through the process of critically assessing and analyzing buildings and important structures in 19th-century America
• Examines the history of a variety of interesting and important landmarks, not all of which are celebrated or well-known but have had significant influence on American society at the time
• Gives unique perspective to students about how people lived in 19th-century America