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“Ideal Mill Girls”: The Lowell Offering and Female Aspiration

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the factory women's magazine, the Lowell Offering (1840-45), as one of the primary emanations of the phenomenon of “mind amongst the spindles”. It examines the controversial ... More


The Imagined Body of ‘Man's Estate’

ALEXANDRA SHEPARD

in Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299348
eISBN:
9780191716614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299348.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on medical representations of manhood that were founded upon a broader range of distinctions between men. Guides to health informed by humoral theory, like the sources discussed ... More


The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

H. R. French

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides a detailed, comparative study of the social identity of the ‘middle sort of people’ in provincial England. It questions existing historical depictions of a defined ‘middling’ ... More


‘Chief Inhabitants’ and ‘Material Culture’

H. R. French

in The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter extends the analysis of social and material distinctions amongst the ‘middling’ at parish level by looking at household and personal goods. Using large samples of probate inventories ... More


The Language of Social Authority

H. R. French

in The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the social values expressed by the highest echelons of the ‘chief inhabitants’ in the three localities. Using a series of case studies, it illustrates how norms of gentility ... More


Conclusion

H. R. French

in The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The study concludes by arguing that historians have short-circuited the process of ‘middle-class’ formation. Instead of an 18th-century ‘middle class’ emerging steadily out of a 17th-century ‘middle ... More


Against Gentility

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers works emerging from the poetic movement which formed part of a much larger picture of progression from small pockets of anti-gentility in British society and culture in the ... More


Legacies of Intersecting Cultural Conventions

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter augments the cultural grid. Three “legacies” or tracts of dominant cultural conventions of the post-Reconstruction era were intersected by the author. These concern the constructions of ... More


Creating Fictional Worlds

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0054
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

There was an intimate relationship between Daniel Defoe’s fiction and his way of thinking about the world. His claim to gentility during the crisis over The Shortest Way with the Dissenters had been ... More


The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

John M. Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Was there a conservative Enlightenment? Could a self-proclaimed man of learning and progressive science also have been an agent of monarchy and reaction? Cadwallader Colden (1688–1776), an educated ... More


Society

Katherine Pickering Antonova

in An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199796991
eISBN:
9780199979721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796991.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Family History

Chapter 2 examines the Chikhachevs’ world beyond the boundaries of their estates and the village by exploring their relations with their social peers, through the patronage networks of which they ... More


The Plain Dealer and the Religious Sublime, 1724–1728

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the Plain Dealer and the religious sublime from 1724 to 1728. The Plain Dealer appeared between March 23, 1724 and May 7, 1725 — the very time that Savage's Miscellany was ... More


Finding Siblings

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

Why siblings have been neglected and how they are understood are investigated including the ‘discovery’ of siblings in psychological and psychoanalytic literature. Developments in late ... More


The People and the Setting

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

An overview of the economic, demographic, social, cultural, religious, and familial context of the middle strata is presented. Patterns of consumption and behaviour were central to a reputation for ... More


Dickens and Dandyism: Masking Interiority

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Dickens and the concept of dandyism. It focuses on gentlemen when they are villains, although a villain cannot be a true gentleman in Dickens's writings. For Dickens, a ... More


Against Gentility

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789627947
eISBN:
9781800851054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789627947.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers works emerging from the poetic movement which formed part of a much larger picture of progression from small pockets of anti-gentility in British society and culture in the ... More


The ‘gift’ of work: labour, narrative and community in the novels of Sarah Scott

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Sarah Scott's early fiction and its implications for midcentury political, economic and philanthropic debates about the moral and economic functions of women's work. It argues ... More


Whitman and the ‘Lawless Music’ of American Culture

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Walt Whitman and his ‘lawless music’. This musical trope is considered significant because it relates a ‘pure’ aesthetic form to a political practice. This implies ... More


Gentleman impostors

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on gentleman impostors and people who attempted to realise a noble life in order to make up for their imaginary or lost world. It analyses literary representations of gentlemen ... More


Why Jane Austen?

Rachel Brownstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From the first publication of Pride and Prejudice to recent film versions of her life and work, Jane Austen has continued to provoke controversy and inspire fantasies of peculiar intimacy. Whether ... More


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