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dc.contributor.advisor Narath, Albert en_US Flier, Hannah en_US 2013-07-11T19:57:35Z 2013-07-11T19:57:35Z 2013-07-11
dc.description.abstract According to current models, 19th century American quilts are presented as simple objects of cultural heritage or considered for their similarities to other forms of modern art. This thesis follows a three part approach in order to study these objects which are valuable sources of historical information in their full context. This approach includes the historical, social/aesthetic, and material contexts of the objects. The topic of the study is the quilts of the Bethel and Aurora colonies, 19th century Christian "utopian" sects in Missouri and Oregon. While societies such as the Bethel and Aurora colonies shunned many aspects of modernization, quilts appear to be an area of connection with the outside world. The quilts serve as material evidence for the tension between communal and secular worldviews in the colonies. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Aurora Colony en_US
dc.subject Oregon en_US
dc.subject Bethel en_US
dc.subject Missouri en_US
dc.subject Oregon Trail en_US
dc.subject Quilts en_US
dc.subject Textiles en_US
dc.subject Utopias en_US
dc.title Written in Thread: The Evolution of Quilting in the Bethel and Aurora Colonies en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US M.A. en_US masters en_US Department of the History of Art and Architecture en_US University of Oregon en_US

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