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Marriage in the early republic : Elizabeth and William Wirt and the companionate ideal

Author: Anya Jabour
Publisher: Baltimore, Md : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Series: Gender relations in the American experience.
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"William Wirt practiced law in Virginia and Maryland in the early national period and served as attorney general under James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Elizabeth Wirt managed the household and cared for the Wirts' large family during her husband's frequent work-related absences. For more than three decades, the Wirts struggled to reconcile their different daily pursuits with their commitment to marriage as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jabour, Anya.
Marriage in the early republic.
Baltimore, Md : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)655272557
Named Person: E W Wirt; William Wirt; E W Wirt; William Wirt; William Wirt; Elizabeth W Wirt; William Wirt; E W Wirt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anya Jabour
ISBN: 0801858771 9780801858772 0801871107 9780801871108
OCLC Number: 38150203
Description: ix, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Beau Ideal --
Ch. 1. Forming a Life Partnership: Courtship in Richmond, 1799-1802 --
Ch. 2. Going to Housekeeping: Early Years in Williamsburg and Norfolk, 1803-1806 --
Ch. 3. Betwixt Duty and Love: Conflicts in Richmond, 1806-1817 --
Ch. 4. An Almost Complete Divorce: Living Apart in Washington, 1817-1829 --
Ch. 5. Building Castles in the Air: Planning for the Future in Baltimore, 1829-1834 --
Epilogue: A Contested Legacy.
Series Title: Gender relations in the American experience.
Responsibility: Anya Jabour.
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William Wirt practiced law in the early national period and was Attorney General under both Monroe and Adams. Elizabeth Wirt managed the household and cared for their large family. This text provides  Read more...

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