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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415290647
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/21/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prologue 13
Setting the scene 36
Pt. 1 Religion and Ideology 71
1 'The one thing needful': religion and the middle class 76
2 'Ye are all one in Christ Jesus': men, women and religion 107
3 'The nursery of virtue': domestic ideology and the middle class 149
Pt. 2 Economic Structure and Opportunity 193
4 'A modest competency': men, women and property 198
5 'A man must act': men and the enterprise 229
6 'The hidden investment': women and the enterprise 272
Pt. 3 Everyday Life: Gender in Action 317
7 'Our family is a little world': family structure and relationships 321
8 'My own fireside': the creation of the middle-class home 357
9 'Lofty pine and clinging vine': living with gender in the middle class 397
10 'Improving times': men, women and the public sphere 416
Epilogue 450
Appendices 455
Notes and references 470
Select bibliography 542
People index 560
Subject index 566
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