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Learning to Behave: A Guide to American Conduct Books Before 1900

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A popular genre from colonial times to 1900, the conduct book provides the youthful reader with authoritative guidance about right moral, religious, and gender role behavior. With the aim of teaching the young what they need to know--and believe--about society's expectations for the ideal young man and woman, the genre codified true American manhood and womanhood. Until ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 25th 1994 by Greenwood
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Jul 29, 2012 Sue rated it it was ok
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Useful enough for what it is, but it works best as a reference book rather than cultural commentary. The book has a great bibliography of 18th & 19th century conduct books, clear definitions of the genre as well as an explantion of the generic elements of conduct books.
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