Lawton Gonder. The life of a pottery tycoon as a topic for Cultural Studies
ISBN 978-3-86821-317-1, 48 S., 45 Abb., € 10,00 (CD-ROM, 2011)
(Cultural Studies in the Heartland of America, Bd. 28)
Genealogical research represents a significant part of cultural studies by giving valuable insights into American history and culture. The objective of this case study is to create a portrait of the twentieth century tycoon Lawton Gonder by analyzing pictures of his various homes along with describing and exploring his way of life. Furthermore, this study focuses on his life and career as a pottery manufacturer as well as his contributions to patent applications. The process of internet-based research is described step by step, along with useful websites and software options.