History Part 1

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History of the Family I
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Overview Colonial era  (1700’s and early 1800’s) Victorian era  (1830-ish through early 1900’s) The 1950’s Family Film: “Social Guidance Film on Marriage”  made in 1951
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The Colonial Era 1700’s and early 1800’s Family centered production Each member contributed economically Men worked in fields Women cooked, cleaned, cared for children, and produced  goods for daily life Love not a consideration in partner choice Parents often chose child’s mate No divorce Extremely high mortality
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The Colonial Era - Women Rigid gender roles Largely patriarchal Men had control of all land and property Women and children were considered to be  property Obedience expected of women and children Wife seen as a “helpmate,” not an equal Women’s primary role was childbearing and  care Female sexuality considered evil
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The Colonial Era - Children Children viewed as inherently evil Strict discipline and punishment assumed to  be needed to combat sinful natures Children seen as small adults Participated in work at home by age 6 Sent off to be apprentices or domestic servants by  age 10 if not needed to work at home
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The Colonial Era - 
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