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Author Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826.

Title The contrast : manners, morals, and authority in the early American republic / [edited by] Cynthia A. Kierner
Published New York : New York University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 147 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The contrast / Royall Tyler -- Primary documents: The former, present, and future prospects of America (1786); The dabblers (1788); Effects of the stage on the manners of a people (1792); Anti-theater petition (1793); The art of pleasing men and women (1747) ; Mercy Otis Warren on Chesterfield's letters (1779); For the females (1787); Fantastical, preposterous fashions [of] gentlemen (1787); On matrimonial obedience (1792); Proper conduct of the wife towards her husband (1804); Panegyric on the marriage state (1786); How to prolong the happiness of the marriage union (1787); Plan for the establishment of public schools (1786); The progress of a countryman (1787); The will of the people (1792); The natural aristocracy (1813)
Notes A reprint of The contrast by Royall Tyler, with annotated footnotes and an extensive introduction; also features selections from contemporary letters, essays, novels, conduct books, and public documents, which debate issues of the era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index
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Subject Arranged marriage -- Drama.
Betrothal -- Drama.
Conduct of life -- Drama.
Manners and customs -- Drama.
Mate selection -- Drama.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Drama.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865 -- Sources.
Genre/Form Comedies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kierner, Cynthia A., 1958-
LC no. 2006035521
ISBN 0814747922 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0814747930 (paperback; acid-free paper)
1435603877 (electronic bk.)
9780814747926 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780814747933 (paperback; acid-free paper)
9781435603875 (electronic bk.)