Family Life In 17th- And 18th-Century America

Family Life In 17th- And 18th-Century America

by James Volo, Dorothy Denneen Volo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313331995

ISBN-13: 9780313331992

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Colonial America comes alive in this depiction of the daily lives of families—mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. The Volo's examine the role of the family in society and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Through narrative chapters, aspects of family life are discussed in depth such as maintaining the household, work,

Overview

Colonial America comes alive in this depiction of the daily lives of families—mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. The Volo's examine the role of the family in society and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Through narrative chapters, aspects of family life are discussed in depth such as maintaining the household, work, entertainment, death and dying, ceremonies and holidays, customs and rites of passage, parenting, education, and widowhood. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world in which these families lived and how that world affected their lives. Also included are sources for further information and a timeline of historic events.

Volumes in the Family Life through History series focus on the day-to-day lives and roles of families throughout history. The roles of all family members are defined and information on daily family life, the role of the family in society, and the ever-changing definition of family are discussed. Discussion of the nuclear family, single parent homes, foster and adoptive families, stepfamilies, and gay and lesbian families are included where appropriate. Topics such as meal planning, homes, entertainment and celebrations are discussed along with larger social issues that originate in the home, such as domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and divorce. Ideal for students and general readers alike, books in this series bring the history of everyday people to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313331992
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Family Life through History
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
1,237,749
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Role of Family

Folkways

Family Structure

The Role of Father

Patriarch

Wise and Seasonable Counsels

Educator

Provider

Protector

Estate Builder

The Role of Mother

Women as Wives

Women as Mothers

Women as Housewives

The Role of Children

Children as Family

Children as Learners

Children as Workers

The Role of Sevants and Slaves

Servants

Race-based Slavery

Selected Bibliography

Index

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