Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 25, 1983 - History - 321 pages
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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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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

Contents

Family community and the frontier generation
18
the revival cycle 18131838
60
between family and society
105
family
145
womans larger place in
186
family change and social transformation
230
Appendixes
243
Census
267
Notes
275
Sources and select bibliography
293
Index
309
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Mary P. Ryan is Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of "Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865" (1981; winner of the Bancroft Prize) and "Women in Public: Between Banners and Ballots, 1825-1880" (1990).

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