In 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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(235mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Harvard University Press
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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.