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The Resource Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility, G. J. Barker-Benfield

Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility, G. J. Barker-Benfield

Label
Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility
Title
Abigail and John Adams
Title remainder
the Americanization of sensibility
Statement of responsibility
G. J. Barker-Benfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Draws on the correspondence between Abigail and John Adams during the American Revolution to explore a relationship threatened by separation, a country in its infancy, and the earliest understandings of what it means to be American
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker-Benfield, G. J
Dewey number
  • 973.4/4092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E322
LC item number
.B37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Abigail
  • Adams, John
  • Sentimentalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility, G. J. Barker-Benfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origins, definitions, and social circumstances -- The metropolitan sources of the Adamses' views of sensibility -- The meanings of sensibility -- The theory of gendered sensibility -- Social circles and the reformation of female manners -- Young American women enter the world -- Particular applications -- A woman's struggle over sensibility -- Sensibility and reform -- Abigail's perspective, public versus private -- John Adams and the reformation of male manners -- The pleasures and pains of public life -- Private perpetuation -- Raising children with sensibility -- A reformed rake? -- The question answered -- Conclusion -- The Americanization of sensibility
Control code
ocn537308944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 501 p.
Isbn
9780226037431
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008035
System control number
(OCoLC)537308944
Label
Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility, G. J. Barker-Benfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origins, definitions, and social circumstances -- The metropolitan sources of the Adamses' views of sensibility -- The meanings of sensibility -- The theory of gendered sensibility -- Social circles and the reformation of female manners -- Young American women enter the world -- Particular applications -- A woman's struggle over sensibility -- Sensibility and reform -- Abigail's perspective, public versus private -- John Adams and the reformation of male manners -- The pleasures and pains of public life -- Private perpetuation -- Raising children with sensibility -- A reformed rake? -- The question answered -- Conclusion -- The Americanization of sensibility
Control code
ocn537308944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 501 p.
Isbn
9780226037431
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008035
System control number
(OCoLC)537308944

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