The politics of domesticity : women, evangelism, and temperance in nineteenth-century America / by Barbara Leslie Epstein.

"This book traces the emergence of a popular women's consciousness of difference from, and antagonism to, men, developing through four phases of women's religious activity, from the mid eighteenth century through the late nineteenth century." -- Introduction.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Epstein, Barbara Leslie, 1944-
Format: Book
Published: Middletown, CT : Irvington, NY : Wesleyan University Press ; Distributed by Columbia University Press, ©1981.
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Religious conversions in the eighteenth century: the shared experience of men and women
  • Religious conversions in the nineteenth century: men's and women's diverging experiences
  • Domesticity and female subordination
  • The women's crusade and home protection
  • The women's Christian temperance union and the transition to feminism
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Index.