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Hands and hearts : a history of courtship in America

Author: Ellen K Rothman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, Inc., ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively account of the history of American courtship from 1770-1920, "drawing on diaries, autobiographies and personal correspondence,...young men and women tell in their own words what it was like to search for and find a mate...".
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothman, Ellen K., 1950-
Hands and hearts.
New York : Basic Books, Inc., ©1984
(OCoLC)654399281
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen K Rothman
ISBN: 0465028802 9780465028801
OCLC Number: 10207398
Description: xi, 370 pages : facsimile ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I / 1770-1840 --
1. "A connection of hands" --
2. "The scene is about to be changed" --
Part II / 1830-1880 --
3. "We are not like most people" --
4. "Such a loving, joyous time" --
5. "This waiting & hoping & planning" --
Part III / 1870-1920 --
6. "This fascination for each other" --
7. "Going somewhere" --
8. "A season for show" --
Epilogue: In our own time, 1920-1980 --
Notes on sources.
Responsibility: Ellen K. Rothman.

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A lively account of the history of American courtship from 1770-1920, "drawing on diaries, autobiographies and personal correspondence,...young men and women tell in their own words what it was like to search for and find a mate...".

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