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Bowing to Necessities

A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860



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Bowing to Necessities by C.Dallett Hemphill
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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. This is a chronological study, covering the long period of 1620 to 1860. Working through two centuries of conduct literature, Professor Hemphill provides a retelling of American history to the Civil War, illuminating crucial connections between evolving class, gender and age relations along the way.

Author Biography

C. Dallett Hemphill is Professor of History at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
Release date Australia
September 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
1 table
Oxford University Press Inc
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