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Author Doyle, Nora, author.

Title Maternal bodies : redefining motherhood in early America / Nora Doyle.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In search of the maternal body -- The tyrannical womb and the disappearing mother: the maternal body in medical literature -- Writing the body: the work of the body in women's childbearing narratives -- The highest pleasure of which woman's nature is capable: breastfeeding and the emergence of the sentimental mother -- Good mothers and wet nurses: breastfeeding and the fracturing of sentimental motherhood -- The fantasy of the transcendent mother: the disembodiment of the mother in popular feminine print culture -- Imagining the slave mother: sentimentalism and embodiment in antislavery print culture -- In search of the maternal body past and present.
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Summary This new approach to the history of motherhood examines the role the female body played in defining motherhood from the mid-eighteenth century through the first half of the nineteenth century, demonstrating that physical representations or perceptions of the body were crucial to defining motherhood in different ways both for mothers themselves and for American culture at large.
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Subject Motherhood -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- History.
Human body -- Social aspects -- United States.
HISTORY -- United States -- Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Human body -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01730101
Motherhood -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01026930
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Doyle, Nora. Maternal bodies. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] 9781469637181 (DLC) 2017026941 (OCoLC)989726742
ISBN 9781469637204 (electronic bk.)
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9781469637211 (electronic bk.)
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9781469637181 (electronic bk.)
1469637189 (electronic bk.)
9781469637198
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Standard No. CHVBK 556236912
CHNEW 001035230

 
    
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