A vivid historical imagining of life in the early United States“This is a wonderful book. . . . An extraordinary achievement.”—Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes
The first book highlighting the historical roots and contemporary implications of the silhouette as an American art form
The first major account of how American artists responded to World War I
A personal reassessment of Lewis Hine's iconic, haunting photos of child workers in the early twentieth century
A deeply personal meditation on the haunting power of American photos and films of the 1940s
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