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How 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195125573
ISBN-10: 0195125576
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 164mm x 26mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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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