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In the New England Fashion

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Description for In the New England Fashion Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages, 7. BIC Classification: 1KBBE; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTB; JFSJ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 156 x 17. Weight in Grams: 405.
In the first half of the nineteenth century, rural New England society underwent a radical transformation as the traditional household economy gave way to an encroaching market culture. Drawing on a wide array of diaries, letters, and published writings by women in this society, Catherine E. Kelly describes their attempts to make sense of the changes in their world by elaborating values connected to rural life. In her hands, the narratives reveal the dramatic ways female lives were reshaped during the antebellum period and the women's own contribution to those developments. Equally important, she demonstrates how these writings afford a ... Read more

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Cornell University Press United States
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About Catherine E. Kelly
Catherine E. Kelly is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma.

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Kelly pushes the boundaries of labor, social, and women's history to challenge a number of core conclusions about the transformation to a market society in the antebellum North.... Reading letters and diaries, friendship and commonplace books, and published prose and poetry for what they reveal about both experience and representation, Kelly insists that we take women seriously as actors and ... Read more

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