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The feminization of American culture

Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Author explores the alliance, beginning in 1820, of two disenfranchised groups: the women of the middle class and the liberal Protestant clergy, both increasingly relegated to the edges of society (to the parlor, to the Sunday School, to the libraries) by the prevailing entrepreneurial forces.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Douglas, Ann, 1942-
Feminization of American culture.
New York : Knopf, 1977
(OCoLC)643913251
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Douglas
ISBN: 0394405323 9780394405322
OCLC Number: 2645805
Description: x, 403 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The legacy of American Victorianism: the meaning of little Eva --
Part One: The sentimentalization of status --
Clerical disestablishment --
Feminine disestablishment --
Ministers and mothers: changing and exchanging roles --
Part Two: The sentimentalization of creed and culture --
The loss of theology: from dogma to fiction --
The escape from history: the static imagination --
The domestication of death: the posthumous congregation --
The periodical press: arena for hostility --
Part Three: Protest: case studies in American romanticism --
Margaret Fuller and the disavowal of fiction --
Herman Melville and the revolt against the reader --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: Alphabetical listing of women and ministers --
Appendix B: Chronological listing of women and ministers.
Responsibility: Ann Douglas.

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Author explores the alliance, beginning in 1820, of two disenfranchised groups: the women of the middle class and the liberal Protestant clergy, both increasingly relegated to the edges of society (to the parlor, to the Sunday School, to the libraries) by the prevailing entrepreneurial forces.

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