Historiann’s book-related doll collection (or is it a doll-driven research agenda?)

captivitybookshelf2First we have the Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England (University of Pennsylvania, 2007) collection.  I love these little figures, a gift from my husband.  They represent a captive Anglo-American family (man, woman, and girl child) with two warriors.  So much fun to pose on my bookshelves! captivity-parents captivity child adult captivity group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then we have The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright (Yale University Press, forthcoming, 2016) doll, also a gift from my husband.  There is no link yet for this book yet–you’ll just have to trust me.  However, I signed the contract this spring, and I just cashed the check for the first 1/3 of my advance a few weeks ago!

 

 

 

What’s up next? (Can you guess?)

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11 thoughts on “Historiann’s book-related doll collection (or is it a doll-driven research agenda?)

    • I know, yet ANOTHER reason next year is going to be Teh Awesome!

      I’d like to have my dolls play together, but they’re wildly different sizes–from about 2 inches to 8 inches to 11.5 inches. I don’t think it will work.

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    • Didn’t he twirl around to transform into Zorro? (Or am I thinking of that other fabulous superhero alter-ego, Diana Prince?) In any case, you want to do the reverse, that is, turn your Zorro into D de la V, so probably not a very helpful idea.

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  1. I clicked on the ??? picture to enlarge it, and even used a handy magnifying glass that I keep by me for recalcitrant documents (or for my own scrawled research notes, actually), but no definitive guesses for “what’s next” yet. Those are nicely-articulated forearms on the third doll, though. Will the winner be entered in a contest to win an IPad, or anything? Does this third project take you to Angleterre?

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  2. I have a Phyllis Wheatley doll in my office at work. When I teach her poems, she comes to class with me and informs the students that she is the smartest person in the room. They have no choice but to agree.

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  3. I’ve always wanted that Jane Austen action figure. Are you going to look at undergarments in Pride and Prejudice?

    I don’t know why, but I always collect pencil sharpeners of various material culture items from the many sites I visit or work at–ships, cannons, spinning wheels…

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  4. Jane Austen rocks! I have two office dolls, a Mary, Queen of Scots, gifted from a student and, from my dear husband, a Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica (2003) who can swap out her cigar for a hand of cards or a pistol.

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