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Author Halttunen, Karen, 1951-

Title Confidence men and painted women : a study of middle-class culture in America, 1830-1870 / Karen Halttunen
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1982]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Series Yale historical publications. Miscellany ; 129
Yale historical publications. Miscellany ; 129
Contents 1. The Era of the Confidence Man -- 2. Hypocrisy and Sincerity in the World of Strangers -- 3. Sentimental Culture and the Problem of Fashion -- 4. Sentimental Culture and the Problem of Etiquette -- 5. Mourning the Dead: A Study in Sentimental Ritual -- 6. Disguises, Masks and the Parlor Theatricals: The Decline of Sentimental Culture in the 1850s -- Conclusion
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 239-255
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Hypocrisy.
Middle class -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social values.
Social Class.
Social Conditions.
Social Control, Informal -- history.
Social Values.
United States -- Moral conditions.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300166648 (electronic bk.)
9780300166644 (electronic bk.)