Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Diane Publishing Books
Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860
C. Dallett Hemphill (au). Anglo-Amer. wrestled with profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical & patriarchal society of the 17th-cent. frontier to the modern & fluid class democracy of the mid-19th cent. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? How could 19th-cent. Amer. pretend to be equal in an unequal society? Manners provided ritual solutions to these cultural problems by allowing Amer. to act out & reinforce power relations just as these relations underwent challenges. Analyzing the sermons, child-rearing guides, advice books, & etiquette manuals that taught Amer. how to behave, Hemphill connects these instruct. to practices & concerns found in diaries & letters.
Itís Never Too Late to Get Rich: Secrets of Building a Nest Egg at Any Age
Baby Bonding: Giving Your Child a Secure Start to Life
Dried Flower Arrangerís Bible
Small Sects in America (rev. ed.)
Around the American Table: Treasured Recipes & Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of the New York Public Library
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.