Life of Propriety: Anne Murray Powell and Her Family, 1755-1849

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1994 - 327 Seiten
During this period the realms of the public and the private became increasingly separated, with increasingly separate roles for men and women. Changes in cultural values concerning gender, ideals about family relationships, and ideas of the appropriate role women brought uncertainty, confusion, and contradiction. Anne Powell's life embodied this shift in values and provides an example of how they were carried from the old world to the new. A Life of Propriety makes an innovative contribution to the literature on women in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and will also be of interest to scholars in women's studies, and early Ontario and Canadian history, as well as to the general reader. "Sets the story of the Powell family in the context of a growing international literature on gender and family relations in an important period of change ... a captivating story and a great read." Alison Prentice, Department of History and Philosophy, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
 

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Prologue
3
Introduction
8
Learning and Living the Lessons of Propriety
21
Early Years at Boston
23
The Founding of a Family 17751800
39
Establishing Social Status Anne Powell and York Society
61
The Intersections of Male and Female Gender Roles
89
Married Life Anne and William
91
Sons
128
The Transmission of Female Gender Roles
153
Education
155
Marriage and Childbirth
172
The Limitations of Womans Sphere
190
Conclusion
241
A Solitary Tree Shorn of Its Branches Old Age
243
Urheberrecht

Brothers George and John
113

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Über den Autor (1994)

Katherine M.J. McKenna is Co-coordinator and Assistant Professor, Institute of Women's Studies, Queen's University.

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