Sharon M. Scott, "Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0313347980 | 418 pages | PDF | 6,2 MB
From the origins of favorite playthings to their associations with events and activities, the study of a nation's toys reveals the hopes, goals, values, and priorities of its people. Toys have influenced the science, art, and religion of the United States, and have contributed to the development of business, politics, and medicine. Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia documents America's shifting cultural values as they are embedded within and transmitted by the nation's favorite playthings.