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Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Ruth Bloch and Stephen Miller


This book brings together chapters on the origins of Anglo-American conceptions of gender and morality. It illuminates the overarching theme of this work by addressing a basic historical question: Why did the attitudes toward gender and family relations that we now consider traditional values emerge when they did? The book looks deeply into eighteenth-century culture to answer this question, highlighting long-term developments in religion, intellectual history, law, and literature, showing that the eighteenth century was a time of profound transformation for women's roles as wives and mothers, ... More

Keywords: gender, morality, Anglo-American culture, family relations, women's studies, sexuality, courtship, religious revivalism, gender relations, female moral authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520234055
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Bloch, author

Stephen Miller, editor