Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865
Winner of the 1981 Bancroft Prize. Focusing primarily on the middle class, this study delineates the social, intellectual and psychological transformation of the American family from 1780-1865. Examines the emergence of the privatized middle-class family with its sharp division of male and female roles.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mdobe - LibraryThing
Ryan approaches early 19th century American religious revivals from the perspective of women's roles in the movement and comes up with a very different perspective from Johnson (pp. 11, 103). In Ryan ... Read full review
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Mary Ryan's Cradle of the Middle Class uses Oneida County, New York as a case study to explore changes in family relations and the rise of the middle class. Ryan shows how notions of gender roles ... Read full review