Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America

Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America

by John F. Kasson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0374522995

ISBN-13: 9780374522995

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to

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With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374522995
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
American Century Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
421,460
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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