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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Cult of Domesticity
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
Resource Menu: Cult of Domesticity
Text 1. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Text 2. Caroline Gilman
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Text 3. Catharine E. Beecher
Text 4. Harriet Jacobs
Text 5. Fanny Fern
Text 6. Godey's Lady's Book
Text 7. Rev. Theodore Parker
Text 8. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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2.  Caroline Gilman, Recollections of a Southern Matron, 1838,
Ch. 35, "The Planter's Bride"

Recollections of a Southern Matron

Note: "The Planter's Bride" (Ch. XXXV, pp. 250-257) is near the bottom of this web page.


Documenting the American South
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Brief biography of C. H. Gilman, from the University of Rochester

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