Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 August 2011

328 Pages | 30 halftones


ISBN: 9780199754052

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Brothers and Sisters in American History

C. Dallett Hemphill

  • American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Berkshire Conference, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Southern Historical Association, Western Historical Association, American Studies Association, related social science meetings
  • 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.