Manufacturing the Muse: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America


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Autographed by the author, Dr. Waring.

How a 19th century instrument helped to shape New World culture. A scholarly review reports: “This ambitious book describes the roles and fortunes of a largely unrecognized industry of the past — the 19th-century reed organ industry — by simultaneously placing it within a broad assessment of the history and culture of its time. Waring’s handling of the multiple associations and roles of the reed organ within Victorian life is both subtle and revealing.”

– Paul Theberge, author of Any Sound You Can Imagine