The Diary of Hannah Callender Sansom

The Diary of Hannah Callender Sansom

by Susan E. Klepp
     
 

Hannah Callender Sansom (1737–1801) witnessed the effects of the tumultuous eighteenth century: political struggles, war and peace, and economic development. She experienced the pull of traditional emphases on duty, subjection, and hierarchy and the...See more details below

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Hannah Callender Sansom (1737–1801) witnessed the effects of the tumultuous eighteenth century: political struggles, war and peace, and economic development. She experienced the pull of traditional emphases on duty, subjection, and hierarchy and the...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801475139
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction: Hannah Callender Sansom and her World 1

Part I Sociability

1 Talk, Travel, and a Couple of Murders: Hannah Callender's Sociable, Venturesome Life 27

2 The Diary: January 1758-August 1761 43

Part II Marriage and Family

3 "A New Scene of Life": Men, Women, and Familial Authority 159

4 The Diary: March 1762-November 1772 170

Interlude: Hannah Callender Sansom and a Revolutionary World 264

Part III Sensibility

5 "This man seems formed for Domestic Happiness": The Marriage of Sally and Elliston 271

6 The Diary: November 1784-October 1788 279

An Afterword 345

Index 351

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