Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America (Paperback)
  • Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America (Paperback)

Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 17/08/1999
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Over the Threshold is the first in-depth work to explore the topic of intimate violence in the American colonies and the early Republic. The essays examine domestic violence in both urban and frontier environments, between husbands and wives, parents and children, and masters and slaves. This compelling collection puts commonly held notions about intimate violence under strict historical scrutiny, often producing surprising results.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415918053
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

""Over the Threshold is a fine collections of essays that will appeal to graduate and undergraduate audiences as well as scholars of early American women, crime, sexuality, families and labor. The volume provides a fascinating exploration of the many facets of intimate violence in early America."
-" Journal of Southern History, November 2001
..." particularly compelling."
-"The Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"The places and time covered, the inventive use of sources, and the rigor with which they are analyzed, make this collection valuable as both academic history and a teaching tool. Together, these essays fill a gap in the early American historiography and set the stage for future studies."
-"Maryland Historical Magazine
"Contributors offer interesting accounts of physical abuse (involving slaves and children, as well as women) in the context of specific locations and times....For its breadth, more unusual subject matter, and readability, "Over the Threshhold is the more distinctive [when compared with "Understanding Domestic Homicide]."
-"Library Journal
"A fascinating and disturbing collection offering a new angle of vision on relations between men and women in early America. I predict a wide readership for this book."
-Linda K. Kerber, author of "No Constitutional Right to be Ladies

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