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Published: 20 November 2014

328 Pages | 30 halftones


ISBN: 9780190215897

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Brothers and Sisters in American History

C. Dallett Hemphill

  • First book devoted to the history of sibling relations over most of American history.
  • Based on family papers (concerning 300-plus individuals), a variety of prescriptive literatures (over 200 titles), and period images (including over 100 family portraits).
  • Reflects on the origins of the modern American family system in response to the demographic, political, and economic changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Considers Anglo-American, African American, and Native American families.