Manufacturing the Muse: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America
Available in Paperback or Hardcover Library Edition (plain cover). Autographed by the author, Dr. Waring.
“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