By Ruth H. Bloch
She engages subject matters from British ethical philosophy to colonial legislation relating to courtship, and from the recognition of the sentimental novel to the psychology of spiritual revivalism. Lucid, provocative, and wide-ranging, those 8 essays deliver a revisionist problem to either women's experiences and cultural experiences as they ask us to re-examine the origins of the process of gender family that has ruled American tradition for 2 hundred years.
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