Chapter 20 - Period 6 1. What accounts for the illegitimacy...

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Period 6 1. What accounts for the illegitimacy explosion of the 18th century? 2. Explain the reasons for emotional neglect when it came to raising children in the 18 th C. 4. What is the staple of the peasant diet in the 18th century? What about the rich? 5. Who are Pietists and Methodists and what do they believe? 1. Fewer young men were marrying the women after they got pregnant. Fewer young women were abstaining from premarital intercourse. The growth of the cottage industry meant the opportunity to earn a living with the utmost independence. More people could not wait to get a farm, get married, and have children. Furthermore, courtship did not involve family interference or expectations. People got married for love rather than for economic considerations. 2. Children were seen as economic burdens for already impoverished parents. Many barely survived the first year if they were not nourished and treated well.
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCHOLARS 1111 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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Chapter 20 - Period 6 1. What accounts for the illegitimacy...

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