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Herbert, Amanda E.

Female alliances : gender, identity, and friendship in early modern Britain / Amanda E. Herbert.

New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reference Library
BF575.F66 H47 2014 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships and alliances, women worked to socially cohere Britain and its colonies. In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert draws on a series of interlocking microhistorical studies to demonstrate the vitality and importance of bonds formed between British women in the long eighteenth century. She shows that while these alliances were central to women's lives, they were also instrumental in building the British Atlantic world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Female friendship -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Female friendship -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.