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A life of propriety : Anne Murray Powell and her family, 1755-1849

Author: Katherine Mary Jean McKenna
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anne Murray Powell was born to a middle-class English family in 1765. She was neither famous nor unusually talented, but her story embodies the values of her time, place, and class. Katherine McKenna's biography, based on an extensive collection of letters and papers, shows how the three distinct environments in which Powell and her family lived - England, New England, and Upper Canada - were shaped by important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKenna, Katherine Mary Jean, 1955-
Life of propriety.
Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994
(DLC) 94237857
Named Person: Anne Murray Powell; Powell family.; Anne Murray Powell; Powell (Famille); Anne Murray Powell; Powell family.; Anne Murray Powell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Mary Jean McKenna
ISBN: 9780773564657 0773564659
OCLC Number: 144080079
Description: 1 online resource (x, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Illustrations --
Prologue --
Introduction --
PART ONE: LEARNING AND LIVING THE LESSONS OF PROPRIETY --
1 Early Years at Boston --
2 The Founding of a Family, 1775�1800 --
3 Establishing Social Status: Anne Powell and York Society --
PART TWO: THE INTERSECTIONS OF MALE AND FEMALE GENDER ROLES --
4 Married Life: Anne and William --
5 Brothers: George and John --
6 Sons --
PART THREE: THE TRANSMISSION OF FEMALE GENDER ROLES --
7 Education --
8 Marriage and Childbirth --
9 The Limitations of Woman's Sphere I: Wife and Mother: Mary Boyles Powell JarvisII: Unnatural Daughter: Anne Murray Powell --
III: Spinster: Elizabeth Powell --
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION --
10 A Solitary Tree Shorn of Its Branches: Old Age --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Responsibility: Katherine M.J. McKenna.
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This biography, based on an extensive collection of letters and papers, shows how the three distinct environments in which Anne Murray Powell and her family lived - England, New England, and Upper  Read more...

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"So dramatic is Anne Powell's story and so well presented by the author that it was difficult to put the book down ... It is a rare and fine example of a case study biography." Margaret Conrad, Read more...

 
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