Rudeness and Civility by John F Kasson
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Rudeness and Civility
By John F Kasson

Rudeness and Civility

Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America

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Rudeness and Civility by John F Kasson

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With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374522995
ISBN-10: 0374522995
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John F Kasson

John F. Kasson, who teaches history and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of "Houdini, Tarzan and the Perfect Man; Amusing the Million; Rudeness and Civility; "and "Civilizing the Machine."

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