"Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother"

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"Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother"

Subject

Republican Motherhood

Description

Rosemarie Zagarri's 1992 article re-imagines the intellectual roots of the concept of Republican Motherhood. Taking Linda Kerber's original conception as a starting point, Zagarri examines the roots of Republican Motherhood in early America in the Scottish Enlightenment. She specifically pinpoints key ideas in Scottish Enlightenment theory -- including "a sociological understanding of the family, a four-stage theory of history, and a characterological concept of 'manners'" (193) -- as intellectual underpinnings of Republican Motherhood. In so doing, Zagarri expands and deepens Kerber's original thesis, in which Republican Motherhood was created out of whole cloth as a gender-specific outcome of the revolutionary era.

Creator

Rosemarie Zagarri

Publisher

American Quarterly

Date

1992

Format

journal article

Language

eng

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Citation

Zagarri, Rosemarie. "Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother." American Quarterly, 44 2 (June, 1992): 192-215.

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Rosemarie Zagarri, ""Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother"," in Martha Washington, Item #164, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/164 (accessed November 14, 2018).