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The Resource A history of stepfamilies in early America, Lisa Wilson

A history of stepfamilies in early America, Lisa Wilson

Label
A history of stepfamilies in early America
Title
A history of stepfamilies in early America
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stepfamilies are not a modern phenomenon, but despite this reality, the history of stepfamilies in America has yet to be fully explored. In the first book-length work on the topic, Lisa Wilson examines the stereotypes and actualities of colonial stepfamilies and reveals them to be important factors in early United States domestic history. Remarriage was a necessity in this era, when war and disease took a heavy toll, all too often leading to domestic stress, and cultural views of stepfamilies during this time placed great strain on stepmothers and stepfathers. Both were seen either as unfit substitutes or as potentially unstable influences, and nowhere were these concerns stronger than in white middle-class families, for whom stepparents presented a paradox. Wilson shares the stories of real stepfamilies in early New England, investigating the relationship between prejudice and lived experience, and, in the end, offers a new way of looking at family units throughout history and the cultural stereotypes that still affect stepfamilies today
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1957-
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Wilson, Lisa
Dewey number
306.874/70973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stepfamilies
  • Families
  • United States
Label
A history of stepfamilies in early America, Lisa Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Remarriage -- Stepfathers in the law: the case of Silas Deane and the Webb family -- The wicked "step"mother -- Through the eyes of a stepchild -- Brothers and sisters -- Reforming stepfamilies
Control code
ocn893679790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618449
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893679790
Label
A history of stepfamilies in early America, Lisa Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Remarriage -- Stepfathers in the law: the case of Silas Deane and the Webb family -- The wicked "step"mother -- Through the eyes of a stepchild -- Brothers and sisters -- Reforming stepfamilies
Control code
ocn893679790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618449
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893679790

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