What Trouble I Have Seen
History of Violence Against Wives New edition
By (author) David Peterson del Mar
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What Trouble I Have Seen by David Peterson del Mar
Book DescriptionIn this history and interdisciplinary study of violence toward wives in America, David Peterson del Mar reflects on the changes in American society that have affected violence: wife-beating was quietly condoned until the spread of an ethos of self-restraint in the late 19th century; the practice increased with a vengeance with the florescence of expressive individualism during the 20th century. The text offers a testimony to the impact of social trends on the most private arrangements and to the resilience of women subject to a seemingly timeless crime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674950788
(235mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Provides an introduction to the debates, the movements, and the successes and failures of environmentalism. This book focuses on how western people have expressed affinity for, thought about, and advocated on behalf of the non-human environment.
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Author Biography - David Peterson del Mar
David Peterson del Mar is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia.
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