Transcendental Wife: The Life of Abigail May Alcott

Transcendental Wife: The Life of Abigail May Alcott

by Cynthia H. Barton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761803866

ISBN-13: 9780761803867

Pub. Date: 07/25/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Transcendental Wife tells the story of Abigail May Alcott (1800-1877), a 19th-century wife and mother, who accepted the view that women best served society and moral authority by supporting involved husbands and by nurturing future citizens, the children. Before her marriage she espoused abolition, temperance, and educational reform, and the circumstances of her

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Transcendental Wife tells the story of Abigail May Alcott (1800-1877), a 19th-century wife and mother, who accepted the view that women best served society and moral authority by supporting involved husbands and by nurturing future citizens, the children. Before her marriage she espoused abolition, temperance, and educational reform, and the circumstances of her life with Bronson Alcott led to her eventual advocacy of careers and the vote for women. This book considers her life in the context of her historical era and as a person in her own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761803867
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/25/1996
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1Marriage1
Ch. 2Motherhood23
Ch. 3Marital Discord39
Ch. 4Con-sociate Family69
Illustrations99
Ch. 5Natural Family115
Ch. 6Sister of Charity141
Ch. 7Marmee157
Notes173
Selected Bibliography191
Index193

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