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In this "wryly perceptive, historically informed" (BookPage) new book, America's leading expert on civility reminds her Gentle Readers that when the Founding Fathers created a revolution in the name of individual liberty and equality, they also took a stand against hierarchical European etiquette in favor of simplicity over ceremony, and personal dignity over obsequiousness to our rulers.

Hailed by George Will as "The National Bureau of Standards," Judith Martin, who has "made etiquette writing an exercise in wit" (Book), recounts here how Americans fashioned this etiquette of egalitarian respect--a fascinating story that spans from the misunderstood origins of our table manners to the much overlooked legacy of African slaves to etiquette.

About the Author

Judith Martin is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books. She lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325010
Author:
Martin, Judith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.77 in. .65 lbs.

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