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ISBN:
0878556745
Author:
James McGovern
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 1978)
Pages:
191 pages
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The study begins with John Pierce at Harvard in the 1790s and follows through to the first decade of the twen-tieth century.

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Электронная книга "Yankee Family", James McGovern Until recently historical scholarship on the American family has been static

Электронная книга "Yankee Family", James McGovern. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Yankee Family" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Until recently historical scholarship on the American family has been static. Apart from long-standing predilections of historians for political history, there were also theoretical and meth-odological problems deterring schol-arship on the American family.

The voluminous records of the Pierce and Poor families weave a story that runs from the late eighteenth century until World War I. The extent and qual-ity of their source materials, and their positions as representative middle-class to upper-middle-class New England families, make these subjects of Yankee Family particularly well suited for analyzing processes of continuity and change.

James Patrick McGovern (born November 20, 1959) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. He is the Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and a Co-Chair of the Congressional Executive Commission on China and of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, much of it numbered as the 3rd District from 1997 to 2013, stretches from Worcester to the Pioneer Valley.

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Until recently historical scholarship on the American family has been static

Until recently historical scholarship on the American family has been static. But McGovern's approach holds great promise; it is more sensitive than quan-tification studies to the impact of change on a wider range of human expe-riences because it is inevitably more personal. While this type of family his-tory rewards students of social change, it also affords important insights on con-tinuity.

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The voluminous records of the Pierce and Poor families weave a story that runs from the late eighteenth century until World War I. The extent and qual­ity of their source materials, and their positions as representative middle-class to upper-middle-class New England families, make these subjects of Yankee Family particularly well suited for analyzing processes of continuity and change. McGovern reviews the life­styles of the Pierce and,Poor families both on the frontier and in the Boston area, and focuses on the cross-generational changes in these styles.

The study begins with John Pierce at Harvard in the 1790s and follows through to the first decade of the twen­tieth century. The author shows how the "Yankee" mentality, an outgrowth of New England Puritanism, contributed to the family's rise to success, but con­cludes that by the early twentieth cen­tury the Yankee life-style was ending, a victim of social and economic changes in American society that were rendering it irrelevant.

Until recently historical scholarship on the American family has been static. Apart from long-standing predilections of historians for political history, there were also theoretical and meth­odological problems deterring schol­arship on the American family. But McGovern's approach holds great promise; it is more sensitive than quan­tification studies to the impact of change on a wider range of human expe­riences because it is inevitably more personal. While this type of family his­tory rewards students of social change, it also affords important insights on con­tinuity. It reveals the existence of a family style which adapts to change with a special corpus of family wisdom, al­ways finding a way to exercise its "known" amidst constant flux — thus mitigating some of the effects of change.