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Comment: Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
Date of Publication: 1994
Binding: hardcover
Edition: First Edition
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Description: 8vo 077351175X pp. 327, b/w illustrations, "Katherine McKenna's biography, based on an extensive collection of letters and papers, shows how the three distinct environments in which she and her family lived - England, New England, and Upper Canada - were shaped by important aspects of late 18th-century and early Victorian society. During this period the realms of the public and the private became increasingly separated, with increasingly separate roles for men and women. Changes in cultural values concerning gender, ideals about family relationships, and ideas of the appropriate role of women brought uncertainty, confusion, and contradiction. Anne Powell's life embodied this shift in values and provides an example of how they were carried from the old world to the new. "A life of Propriety" contributes to the literature on wome
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A Life of Propriety: Anne Murray Powell and Her Family, 1755-1849 Hardcover – May 19 1994


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"So dramatic is Anne Powell's story and so well presented by the author that it was difficult to put the book down ... It is a rare and fine example of a case study biography." Margaret Conrad, Department of History, Acadia University.

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