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Searching the Heart : Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America
by Karen Lystra

Overview - Conventional ideas of stuffy Victorian middle-class America are challenged by this study, based upon actual love letters of the period. The author discusses middle-class ideas of love in 19th-century USA in terms of their contribution to American individualism, to the secularization of American life, and to women's empowerment in the home through shared knowledge and intimacy with men.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Conventional ideas of stuffy Victorian middle-class America are challenged by this study, based upon actual love letters of the period. The author discusses middle-class ideas of love in 19th-century USA in terms of their contribution to American individualism, to the secularization of American life, and to women's empowerment in the home through shared knowledge and intimacy with men.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780195074765
  • ISBN-10: 0195074769
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: June 1992
  • Page Count: 352


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century

 
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