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The Resource Growing up in England : the experience of childhood, 1600-1914, Anthony Fletcher

Growing up in England : the experience of childhood, 1600-1914, Anthony Fletcher

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Growing up in England : the experience of childhood, 1600-1914
Title
Growing up in England
Title remainder
the experience of childhood, 1600-1914
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book presents an entirely fresh view of the upbringing of English children in upper and professional class families over three centuries. Drawing on direct testimony from contemporary diaries and letters, the book revises previous understandings of parenting and what it was like to grow up in the period between 1600 and 1914." "Using advice literature which set out developing ideologies of childhood, gender and parenting, the book explores the separate but complementary roles of mothers and fathers in raising their children. Male upbringing is discussed in terms of schooling, female through the moral and social context of a domestic schoolroom dominated by a governess. Boys were trained for the world, girls for society and marriage. Rare teenage diaries surviving from the Georgian and Victorian periods show teenagers speaking for themselves about education; relationships with parents, siblings and friends; and their social, class and gender identity."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Fletcher, Anthony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Children
  • Children and adults
  • England
Label
Growing up in England : the experience of childhood, 1600-1914, Anthony Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [402]-414) and index
Contents
Childhood -- Boyhood -- Girlhood -- Parenthood -- Care and affection -- Marital partnership -- Children who died -- Maternity -- Motherly performance -- Fatherly performance -- Fathers and educating boys -- Mothers and educating boys -- The public schools -- Boys at university -- The schoolroom -- Girls at school -- Training for society -- Personal testimony -- Home -- School -- Travel -- Friendship and love -- Identity : class, nation and gender
Control code
14944084
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 434 p.
Isbn
9780300118506
Lccn
2007030910
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Growing up in England : the experience of childhood, 1600-1914, Anthony Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [402]-414) and index
Contents
Childhood -- Boyhood -- Girlhood -- Parenthood -- Care and affection -- Marital partnership -- Children who died -- Maternity -- Motherly performance -- Fatherly performance -- Fathers and educating boys -- Mothers and educating boys -- The public schools -- Boys at university -- The schoolroom -- Girls at school -- Training for society -- Personal testimony -- Home -- School -- Travel -- Friendship and love -- Identity : class, nation and gender
Control code
14944084
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 434 p.
Isbn
9780300118506
Lccn
2007030910
Other physical details
ill.

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