The American Family in the Colonial Period

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First published in the early 20th century, this book contributed significantly to an understanding of the forces at work in the evolution of family institutions in the United States. The first of a three-volume series, the text describes the American family as a product primarily of European folkways, economic transition to modern capitalism, and its distinctive environment — a virgin continent. Exhaustive in its use of primary and secondary sources, The American Family in the Colonial Period will be invaluable ...
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Overview


First published in the early 20th century, this book contributed significantly to an understanding of the forces at work in the evolution of family institutions in the United States. The first of a three-volume series, the text describes the American family as a product primarily of European folkways, economic transition to modern capitalism, and its distinctive environment — a virgin continent. Exhaustive in its use of primary and secondary sources, The American Family in the Colonial Period will be invaluable to students of early American history and of interest to all who enjoy reading about America's past and its early settlers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486433660
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,389,675
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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CONTENTS 
I OLD WORLD ORIGINS -THE WIDER BACKGROUND
II OLD WORLD ORIGINS -SPECIFIC SOURCES
III CoURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE IN COLONIAL NEW ENG­LAND
IV THE NEW ENGLAND FAMILY -PRESTIGE AND FUNC­TIONS
V THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL FAMILY
VI THE STATUS OF CHILDREN IN THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL FAMILY
VII SEX SIN AND FAMILY FAILURE IN COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND
VIII SEX AND MAR.lUAGE IN COLONIAL NEW YORK
IX FAMILY LIFE AND PROBLEMS IN COLONIAL NEW YORK
X COLONIAL NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE
XI THE FAMILY IN COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA
XII THE FAMILY MOTIVE IN SOUTHERN COLONIZA­TION
XIII FAMILISM AND HOME LIFE IN THE COLONIAL SOUTH
XIV SOUTHERN COLONIAL COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE AS SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS XV REGULATION AND SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIES
XVI WOMAN'S PLACE IN THE COLONIAL SOUTH
XVII CHILDHOOD IN THE COLONIAL SOUTH
XVIII FAMILY PATHOLOGY AND SOCIAL CENSORSHIP IN THE COLONIAL SOUTH XIX SERVITUDE AND SEXUALITY IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIES
XX FRENCH COLONIES IN THE WEST
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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