The Portable Radio in American Life

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As an artifact of culture, the portable radio is an unusual but perfect subject for investigation by archaeologist Schiffer. Seeing the history of everyday objects as the history of the life of a people, he shows how the portable radio has reflected changes in American society as surely as clay pots have for ancient cultures.
"Schiffer has melded the hobbyist and archaeologist. . . . As a work of social history, The Portable Radio in American Life is eminently worthwhile."—USA Today"Schiffer has a breezy writing style, which makes a book that could have been deadly into something amusing and enjoyable."—Past Times
The Portable Radio in American Life
280 Pages 8.5 x 11 x 0.9 Published: 1992 Paperback (9780816512843)

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