Journals Higher Education

Thicker than Water

Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Leonore Davidoff

  • A major study of the long-neglected area of sibling relations in the 'long nineteenth century', from 1780 to 1920
  • Uses a wide selection of source material - from oral histories to census material - in addition to traditional documentary records
  • Operates at many levels different levels: psychological, demographic, social, economic, and cultural
  • Illuminates how the reduction in family size since the turn of the twentieth century has affected relations between brothers and sisters