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Hands and hearts : a history of courtship in America

Author: Ellen K Rothman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from diaries, autobiographies, and personal correspondence, the auther reveals the complex reality and history behind stereotypes of courtship, adolescence, sexuality, and marriage in America from 1770 to 1920.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothman, Ellen K., 1950-
Hands and hearts.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987, ©1984
(OCoLC)763511179
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen K Rothman
ISBN: 9780674371606 0674371607
OCLC Number: 14166504
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Basic Books, ©1984.
Description: xi, 370 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1770-1840. "A connection of hands" --
"The scene is about to be changed" --
pt. 2. 1830-1880. "We are not like most people" --
"Such a loving, joyous time" --
"This waiting & hoping & planning" --
pt. 3. 1870-1920. "This strong fascination for each other" --
"Going somewhere" --
"A season for show" --
In our own time, 1920-1980.
Responsibility: Ellen K. Rothman.

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Drawing from diaries, autobiographies, and personal correspondence, the auther reveals the complex reality and history behind stereotypes of courtship, adolescence, sexuality, and marriage in America from 1770 to 1920.

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