The Resource How young ladies became girls : the Victorian origins of American girlhood, Jane H. Hunter

How young ladies became girls : the Victorian origins of American girlhood, Jane H. Hunter

Label
How young ladies became girls : the Victorian origins of American girlhood
Title
How young ladies became girls
Title remainder
the Victorian origins of American girlhood
Statement of responsibility
Jane H. Hunter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Based on an extraordinary array of diaries and letters, this engaging book explores the shifting experiences of adolescent girls in the late nineteenth century. What emerges is a world on the cusp of change. By convention, middle-class girls stayed at home, where their reading exposed them to powerful images of self-sacrificing women. Yet in reality girls in their teens increasingly attended schools--especially newly opened high schools, where they outnumbered boys. There they competed for grades and honor directly against male classmates. Before and after school they joined a public world beyond adult supervision7 strolling city streets, flagging down male friends, visiting soda fountains. Poised between childhood and adulthood, no longer behaving with the reserve of 3young ladies,4 adolescent females sparred with classmates and ventured new identities. In leaving school, female students left an institution that had treated them more equally than any other they would encounter in the course of their lives. Jane Hunter shows that they often went home in sadness and regret. But over the long term, their school experiences as "girls" foreshadowed both the turn-of-the-century emergence of the independent "New Woman" and the birth of adolescence itself
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
305.4/09746/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.U6
LC item number
H86 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
How young ladies became girls : the Victorian origins of American girlhood, Jane H. Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-466) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daughters' lives and the work of the middle-class home -- Writing and self-culture : the contest over the meaning of literacy -- Reading and the development of taste -- Houses, families, rooms of one's own -- Interiors : bodies, souls, moods -- Competitive practices : sentiment and scholarship in secondary schools -- High school culture : gender and generation -- Friendship, fun, and the city streets -- Commencement : leaving school, going home, growing up -- New girls, new women
Control code
ocn884499425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 478 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300157284
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q6k2p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32224667
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884499425
  • jstor0300157282

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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