Home rule : households, manhood, and national expansion on the eighteenth-century Kentucky frontier (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Home rule : households, manhood, and national expansion on the eighteenth-century Kentucky frontier

Author: Honor Sachs
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On America's western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers championed ideas about whiteness, manhood, and patriarchal authority to help stabilize a politically fractious frontier. Honor Sachs combines rigorous scholarship with an engaging narrative to examine how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Honor Sachs
ISBN: 030021653X 9780300216530
OCLC Number: 995280926
Description: 1 recurso en línea (xv, 193 páginas) : map.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER 1 "Servant to Master" --
CHAPTER 2 "To Live Independent" --
CHAPTER 3 "Ruin Poor Families" --
CHAPTER 4 "A Stroke of Manly Courage" --
CHAPTER 5 "A New Race of Men" --
CONCLUSION --
ABBREVIATIONS --
NOTES --
INDEX.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Honor Sachs.

Abstract:

On America's western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers championed ideas about whiteness, manhood, and patriarchal authority to help stabilize a politically fractious frontier. Honor Sachs combines rigorous scholarship with an engaging narrative to examine how conditions in Kentucky facilitated the expansion of rights for white men in ways that would become a model for citizenship in the country as a whole. Endorsed by many prominent western historians, this groundbreaking work is a major contribution to frontier scholarship.

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"Honor Sachs demonstrates conclusively that understanding the early American frontier requires taking women and their families seriously. Her sophisticated questions, admirable research, engaging Read more...

 
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