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Cradle of the Middle Class : The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 - Mary P. Ryan

Cradle of the Middle Class

The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865

Paperback Published: 24th January 1984
ISBN: 9780521274036
Number Of Pages: 336

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Winner of the 1981 Bancroft Prize. Focusing primarily on the middle class, this study delineates the social, intellectual and psychological transformation of the American family from 1780-1865. Examines the emergence of the privatized middle-class family with its sharp division of male and female roles.

Introduction: locating domesticity
Family, community, and the frontier generation, 1790-1820
Family in transition: the revival cycle, 1813-1838
The era of association: between family and society, 1825-1845
Privacy and the making of the self-made man: family strategies of the middle class at midcentury
A sphere is not a home: woman's larger place in the city at midcentury
Sources and select bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521274036
ISBN-10: 0521274036
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 24th January 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.8  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.53