Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America

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Rudeness and Civility Manners in Nineteenth Century Urban America With keen insight and subtle humor John F Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America s colonial times through the nineteenth century He describes the transformation of our not
  • Title: Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America
  • Author: John F. Kasson
  • ISBN: 9780374522995
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • With keen insight and subtle humor, John F Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America s colonial times through the nineteenth century He describes the transformation of our notion of gentility, once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the exceWith keen insight and subtle humor, John F Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America s colonial times through the nineteenth century He describes the transformation of our notion of gentility, once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.
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    So, I m FINALLY done with this book It was long, the print was tiny, and the sentences were such that any miniscule distraction meant you had to start the paragraph over again Sometimes I spent my whole lunch break on two pages.For these reasons, the book was equal parts fascinating and frustrating I m all for interesting nonfiction, but isn t there some line to walk on the entertaining side of scholarly Here s a typical sentence The economic and social interests of many figures lay precisely in [...]

    Fascinating exploration of how Americans adapted to urban life in the 19th century in order to live closely together in this strange new environment people had to develop an entire set of behaviors that would allow them to interact with one another while at the same time maintaining some sense of control over who they were perceived to be by the public and the influence the public would have over an individual s identity The elaborate framework of good manners and proper behavior that became a h [...]

    I read this for a class in college but was surprised by how much I enjoyed it Full of fun stories about the development of manners in the US It wasn t that long ago that it was totally acceptable to eat w your hands

    I learned about the history of politics of etiquette from America s colonial times through the nineteenth century.

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