Lawton Gonder

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Carmen Vielstädte

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.