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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
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private feelings, loyalty and love, revolution and parenting, they wove a tapestry of correspondence that has become a cherished part of American history and literature. With Abigail and John Adams, historian G. J. Barker-Benfield mines those familiar letters to a new purpose: teasing out the ways in which they reflected-and helped transform-a language of sensibility, inherited from Britain bu
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker-Benfield, G. J
Dewey number
  • 973.4/4092
  • 973.440922
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E322
LC item number
.B37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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 (p. [437]-490) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 501 p.
Isbn
9780226037431
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008035
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2409744-01umb_inst
  • 2434073
  • (Sirsi) i9780226037431
  • (OCoLC)537308944
Label
Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility, G. J. Barker-Benfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-490) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 501 p.
Isbn
9780226037431
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008035
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2409744-01umb_inst
  • 2434073
  • (Sirsi) i9780226037431
  • (OCoLC)537308944

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