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Author Hessinger, Rodney.

Title Seduced, abandoned, and reborn : visions of youth in middle-class America, 1780-1850 / Rodney Hessinger
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Series Early American studies
Early American studies.
Contents "Victims at the shrine of Libertinism": gender in the seduction tales of the late eighteenth century -- Victim of seduction or vicious women? Conceptions of the prostitute at the Philadelphia Magdaden Society and beyond -- "The most powerful instrument of college discipline": the University of Pennsylvania and the Advent of meritocracy in the early republic -- Harvesting youth: the competition for souls in early nineteenth-century Philadelphia and beyond -- "The young man's friend": advice manuals and the dangerous journey to self-made manhood -- Private libertines: emergent strategies for the control of male youth in Bourgeois America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
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Subject Moral education -- United States -- History.
Social control -- United States -- History.
Youth -- Books and reading -- United States -- History.
Youth -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Youth -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Moral conditions.
United States -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005042228
ISBN 0812202244 (electronic bk.)
9780812202243 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)