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Vickery, Amanda.

Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England / Amanda Vickery.

New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
Physical Description:
xviii, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
HQ615 .V53 2009 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
England -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Households -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Material culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Sex role -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Social control -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Social status -- England -- History -- 18th century.

  • Thresholds and boundaries at home
  • Men alone : how bachelors lived
  • Setting up home
  • His and hers : accounting for the household
  • Rooms at the top
  • Wallpaper and taste
  • The trials of domestic dependence
  • A nest of comforts
  • What women made
  • A sex in things?