Chapter Two - Family diversity(race& class...

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Chapter Two Family life in Colonial America (prior to 1800) Mode of Production: Family-Based Economy Family Structure & Household Composition: Typically Nuclear with live-in servants Wife/husband relation: Patriarchal, gender-based division of labor Marriage: mostly a contractual agreement Children: miniature of adults Intensive religious training Severe discipline
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Family functions in Colonial American Family Family was a work unit School Vocational institute (apprentice shop) Church: family worship Correction center Welfare institution (orphans, older people)
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The Emergence of Modern Family Life (1800-1850) Macro-structural change: industrialization, migration, and urbanization. As a result: home-employment declined, replaced by factories and shops. Family structure and household: sent away apprentices and servants. Wives and husbands: more romantic love and affection Family became “private” Children: viewed as a different from adult, being innocent.
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Unformatted text preview: Family diversity (race & class) Colonial (pre-1800) Post-Colonial (1800-1850) Family structure: nuclear nuclear Household: with non-family members without non-family members Division of labor: work jointly H: wage-labor; W: domestic Marriage: arranged emotional connection Type of family economy: family based family-wage economy How do we construct family histories in the past Documents of archives: statistics, marriage records, wills, tax records Libraries: city registers, employment records, school rosters, Private collections: letters, diaries, wills, marriage certificates, Bibles. Mass media files: newspapers Census data Aggregate data analysis : using multiple sources of information to conduct analysis, such as using census records, birth, marriage, and death registers, occupational files, and family letters and diaries....
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