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Abigail and John Adams : the Americanization of sensibility / G. J. Barker-Benfield.

Author/creator Barker-Benfield, G. J.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoChicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press,
Descriptionxi, 501 p. ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Origins, definitions, and social circumstances -- The metropolitan sources of the Adamses' views of sensibility -- The meanings of sensibility -- The theory of gendered sensibility -- Social circles and the reformation of female manners -- Young American women enter the world -- Particular applications -- A woman's struggle over sensibility -- Sensibility and reform -- Abigail's perspective, public versus private -- John Adams and the reformation of male manners -- The pleasures and pains of public life -- Private perpetuation -- Raising children with sensibility -- A reformed rake? -- The question answered -- Conclusion -- The Americanization of sensibility.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [437]-490) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2010008035
ISBN9780226037431 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0226037436 (cloth : alk. paper)

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