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The Resource Being good : women's moral values in early America, Martha Saxton

Being good : women's moral values in early America, Martha Saxton

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Being good : women's moral values in early America
Title
Being good
Title remainder
women's moral values in early America
Statement of responsibility
Martha Saxton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do people decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? How does a society set moral guidelines--and what happens when the behavior of various groups differs from these guidelines? Martha Saxton tackles these and other fascinating issues in Being good, her history of the moral values prescribed for women in early America. Saxton begins by examining seventeenth-century Boston, then moves on to eighteenth-century Virginia and nineteenth-century St. Louis. Studying women throughout the life cycle--girls, young unmarried women, young wives and mothers, older widows--through their diaries and personal papers, she also studies the variations due to different ethnicities and backgrounds. In all three cases, she is able to show how the values of one group conflicted with or developed in opposition to those of another. And, as the women's testimonies make clear, the emotional styles associated with different value systems varied. A history of American women's moral life thus gives us a history of women's emotional life as well. Saxton argues that women's morals changed from the days of early colonization to the days of westward expansion, as women became at once less confined and less revered by their men--and explores how these changes both reflected and affected trends in the nation at large
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saxton, Martha
Dewey number
170/.82/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1610
LC item number
.S39 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Women
  • United States
  • Ethics
  • Manners and customs
  • Women
  • United States
  • Vrouwen
  • Moraal
  • Waarden
  • Gedrag
  • Ethik
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Ethik
  • Moralisches Handeln
  • Frau
  • USA
Label
Being good : women's moral values in early America, Martha Saxton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Children and adolescents -- Massachusetts: cultural perspectives on sex, law, and feeling -- Puritan marriages: views from the inside -- Puritan marriages: views f rom the outside -- Mothers -- Aging and death -- II: Virginia girls -- Three perspectives on gender and sexuality: Anglo-American, African American, and native American -- Matrimony: inside views -- Marriages: moral and financial economies -- Fond mothers -- The logic of luxury -- Early St. Louis: an introduction -- Girls and freedom -- St. Louis marriages: cross-cultural perspectives on sex, law, and feeling -- St. Louis marriages: views from the inside -- St. Louis marriages: views from the outside -- Mothers and morals -- Race, morality, and mourning
Control code
ocm50645380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780374110116
Lccn
2002032836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50645380
  • (OCoLC)50645380
Label
Being good : women's moral values in early America, Martha Saxton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Children and adolescents -- Massachusetts: cultural perspectives on sex, law, and feeling -- Puritan marriages: views from the inside -- Puritan marriages: views f rom the outside -- Mothers -- Aging and death -- II: Virginia girls -- Three perspectives on gender and sexuality: Anglo-American, African American, and native American -- Matrimony: inside views -- Marriages: moral and financial economies -- Fond mothers -- The logic of luxury -- Early St. Louis: an introduction -- Girls and freedom -- St. Louis marriages: cross-cultural perspectives on sex, law, and feeling -- St. Louis marriages: views from the inside -- St. Louis marriages: views from the outside -- Mothers and morals -- Race, morality, and mourning
Control code
ocm50645380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780374110116
Lccn
2002032836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50645380
  • (OCoLC)50645380

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