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Rudeness & civility :manners in nineteenth-century urban America

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With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-293).

About the Author

John F. Kasson, who teaches history and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Houdini, Tarzan and the Perfect Man; Amusing the Million; Rudeness and Civility; and Civilizing the Machine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809034703
Subtitle:
Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America
Author:
Kasson, John F
Author:
Kasson, John F.
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Etiquette -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19910901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Illustrations:
Includes illustrations, bibliography, no
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.716 in 0.95 lb

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