Family Fortunes, Revised Edition: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 / Edition 2

Family Fortunes, Revised Edition: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 / Edition 2

by Leonore Davidoff, Catherine Hall
     
 

Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history. Published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, its influence in the field continues to be extensive. It has cast new light on the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850.

This revised edition contains a substantial new introduction, placing the

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Overview

Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history. Published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, its influence in the field continues to be extensive. It has cast new light on the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850.

This revised edition contains a substantial new introduction, placing the original survey in its historiographical context. Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall evaluate the readings their text has received and broaden their study by taking into account recent developments and shifts in the field. They apply current perceptions of history to their original project, and see new motives and meanings emerge that reinforce their argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415290647
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/21/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prologue13
Setting the scene36
Pt. 1Religion and Ideology71
1'The one thing needful': religion and the middle class76
2'Ye are all one in Christ Jesus': men, women and religion107
3'The nursery of virtue': domestic ideology and the middle class149
Pt. 2Economic Structure and Opportunity193
4'A modest competency': men, women and property198
5'A man must act': men and the enterprise229
6'The hidden investment': women and the enterprise272
Pt. 3Everyday Life: Gender in Action317
7'Our family is a little world': family structure and relationships321
8'My own fireside': the creation of the middle-class home357
9'Lofty pine and clinging vine': living with gender in the middle class397
10'Improving times': men, women and the public sphere416
Epilogue450
Appendices455
Notes and references470
Select bibliography542
People index560
Subject index566

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