Incest & Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England

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Like many gentlemen of his time, Darwin married his first cousin. In fact, marriages between close relatives were commonplace in 19th-century England, and Kuper argues that they played a crucial role in the rise of the bourgeoisie. This study brings out the connection between private lives, public fortunes, and the history of imperial Britain.

Incest & Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674035898

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