North Carolina History Digital Textbook Project

A technological tour of the Biltmore Estate

By Sue Clark McKendree

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

  • Aslet, Clive, The Last Country Houses (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1982). Cited on pp. 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Bryan, John, Biltmore Estate: The Most Distinguished Private Place (New York: Rizzoli Press, 1995). Cited on pp. 7, 9, and 1.
  • Girouard, Mark, Life in the English Country House (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978). Cited on pp. 6, 10, and 1.
  • Hardyment, Christina, Home Comfort: A History of Domestic Arrangements (Chicago: The National Trust, 1992). Cited on pp. 5, 3, and 10.
  • Muthesius, Hermann, The English House (New York: Rizzoli, 1989). Cited on p. 8.
  • Rogers, Patrick, “Vertical Leap,” in Preservation . Cited on p. 6.
  • Schlereth, Thomas, Material Cultural Studies in America (Nashville, Tenn.: AALSH Press, 1982). Cited on pp. 7 and 10.
  • Schlereth, Thomas, Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life (New York: Harper Perennial, 1992). Cited on pp. 3, 7, 8, 10, and 1.
  • Shapiro, David E., “A history of electrical development and standards,” in CEE News . Cited on pp. 5 and 10.
  • Waddell, Charles, “Notes on the Electrical Heating Plant of the Biltmore Estate,” in A.I.E.E. . Cited on p. 7.
  • Wilson, Richard Guy, The American Renaissance (New York: Pantheon Books, 1979). Cited on p. 1.