A popular genre from colonial times to 1900, the conduct book provides the youthful reader with authoritative guidance about right moral, religious, and gender role behavior. With the aim of teaching the young what they need to know--and believe--about society's expectations for the ideal young man and woman, the genre codified qtrueq American manhood and womanhood. This guide provides an analytic and historical overview of the conduct book and its cultural work in America. With an annotated bibliography of over 500 books, it provides easy and direct access to conduct books for adults of each sex and for children.100. [Moore, Edward and Henry Brooke.] Fables for the Female Sex. London: Printed for R. Francklin, 1744. DLC Fables ... The authora#39;s aquot;essaysaquot; are on such topics as dissipation, conversation, envy, education, religion, and wit. 103. ... Boston: Wm. Crosby aamp; H. P. Nichols, 1847. DLC ... My Daughtera#39;s Manual, Comprising a Summary View of Female Studies, Accomplishments, and Principles of Conduct.
|Title||:||Learning to Behave|
|Author||:||Sarah E. Newton|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1994-01-01|