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Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860

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Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860 - Hemphill, C Dallett
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Anglo-Americans wrestled with some profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical and patriarchal society of the seventeenth-century frontier to the modern and fluid class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? And how could nineteenth-century Americans pretend to be equal in an increasingly unequal society? Bowing to Necessities argues that manners provided ritual solutions to ...

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Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860 2002, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195154085

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195125573

Hardcover