Bowing to Necessities
A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860
By (author) C.Dallett Hemphill
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Bowing to Necessities by C.Dallett Hemphill
Book DescriptionHow men and women interact, the respect young show old and old show young, and who doffs their hat to whom provides a telling window on American cultural history. Bowing To Necessities is the chronologically most wide-ranging study, covering the long period of 1620 to 1860, of its kind. Working through two centuries of conduct literature, Professor Hemphill provides a wonderful retelling of American history to the Civil War, illuminating crucial connections between evolving class, gender, and age relations along the way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195125573
(241mm x 164mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author C.Dallett Hemphill
Siblings, Hardback (August 2011)
Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations in America.
Bowing to Necessities, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by C.Dallett Hemphill
Anglo-Americans wrestled with cultural contradictions as they shifted from the patriarchal society of the 17th-century to the class democracy of the mid-19th century. This title argues that manners provided ritual solutions to these problems just as these power relations underwent challenges.
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Author Biography - C.Dallett Hemphill
C. Dallett Hemphill is Professor of History at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
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