The Veil of True Womanhood: The Cult of True Womanhood and its Effect on Intimacy in Nineteenth Century America

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The Veil of True Womanhood: The Cult of True Womanhood and its Effect on Intimacy in Nineteenth Century America

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Title: The Veil of True Womanhood: The Cult of True Womanhood and its Effect on Intimacy in Nineteenth Century America
Author: Krause, Amanda
Abstract: A paper on the cult of True Womanhood, a nineteenth-century social construction that defined a woman’s life according to four cardinal virtues: piety, purity, submissiveness and domesticity, and how it served to suppress intimacy in womens lives.
Description: 12-page paper that was awarded one of two 2010 Undergraduate Research Awards by the American University Library.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/8682
Date: 2010-08-17


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